UN envoy to Haiti calls on political actors to maintain a government in place

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, June 12, 2016 Under: Diplomacy

The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Haiti has urged all Haitian actors to maintain a constructive approach in the country's electoral process.

According to a statement, Sandra Honoré, who is also Head of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), “urges all Haitian actors to maintain a constructive approach to ensure the continuity of governance at all levels and to pursue the electoral process as foreseen.”

In that context, the Special Representative said she expects the Parliament to meet in the National Assembly to open the second ordinary session of the legislative year on 13 June, in keeping with the country's constitution.

On 14 February, the Haitian National Assembly elected Jocelerme Privert as the island nation's interim President, one week after former President Michel Martelly departed without a successor.

On 25 April, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he was deeply concerned that the agreed-upon date for holding elections in Haiti – 24 April – had not been met. That date had been set following an agreement – known as the 5 February Agreement – between Haitian stakeholders to preserve institutional continuity and further the electoral process.

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