UN Security Council Heading to Haiti to Press For Elections

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United Nations:  The UN Security Council is heading to Haiti later this month with a message for President Michel Martelly: It's past time to urgently organize credible elections.

Chile's UN Ambassador Cristian Barros Melet, the current Council President, told reporters on Monday that elections must take place "in order to normalize the legislative process and the Presidential process."

He said that during the January 23-25 visit the council will also be visiting the UN Peacekeeping Mission, which is expected to downsize.

Haiti faces an uncertain political future in upcoming months, with the terms of the Senate expiring on January 12.

Martelly's administration was supposed to call elections in 2011 for a majority of Senate seats, the entire Chamber of Deputies and local offices. He blames legislators for blocking approval of an electoral law.


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