Haiti moves closer to constitutional referendum, elections

Reuters, Andre Paultre, September 19, 2020

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – Haitian President Jovenel Moise has appointed nine members to a provisional electoral council tasked with preparing a constitutional referendum and organizing local, municipal, legislative and presidential elections in the Caribbean country.

The United States government this week reiterated a strongly worded call for Moise and other political forces to work together and arrange the elections.

Moise has ruled the Western Hemisphere’s poorest nation by decree since mid-January and in recent weeks renewed protests against his leadership have flared up.

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