UN and partners stress need for end to political impasse in Haiti before week's end

The Legislative Palace of Haiti. Photo: MINUSTAH

8 January 2015 – Less than a week before the Parliament in Haiti becomes dysfunctional, the United Nations and its international partners noted with deep concern that no solution to the political crisis has yet been found.

The Secretary-General’s Special Representative in Haiti, Sandra Honoré, and other members of the international community represented in the “Core Group” – comprising the Ambassadors of Brazil, Canada, France, Spain, United States, and the European Union, as well as the Special Representative of the Organization of American States – stressed the need for an urgent end to the political and electoral impasse in line with the recommendations of the Presidential Advisory Commission.

“In order to strengthen stability, preserve the democratic gains and ensure sustainable development in Haiti, members of the Core Group urge all the political actors to come together, to find a solution before the end of this week,” said a news release issued on Wednesday.

In the statement, the Group reiterated its support for the inter-Haitian process that was essential to the formation of a consensus government and a Provisional Electoral Council to create the conditions necessary for the conduct of free, fair, inclusive and transparent elections in 2015.


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