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Haiti’s Martelly Authorizes Publication of New Electoral Law

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - December 11, 2013

Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Haiti President Michel Martelly has handed over the country’s new Electoral Law for publication in Haiti’s Official Journal of the Republic, a major way forward on the road toward holding long-delayed elections.

It has been more than two years since Haiti was supposed to have held a group of legislative and municipal elections in the country, and Haiti has faced increasing pressure from the international community to make progress in doing so.

Haiti’s Parliament approved the Electoral Law late last month.

In a statement, Martelly reiterated his “call for dialogue with all those involved in this important process to strengthen democracy and the rule of law.”

He said he hoped to soon hold “fair, credible, transparent, inclusive and democratic elections” in Haiti.

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