Haiti concerned about pull of UN troops ahead of elections
Haiti is worried that the decision by United Nations peacekeepers to pull out of six of the country’s 10 regions could undermine security as the French-speaking CARICOM country gets ready for elections later this year.
Fritz Jean-Louis, the minister with responsibility for the elections, said the withdrawal of UN troops during the elections is a big concern for the government and several countries and partners supporting the electoral process.
The pull out is part of a withdrawal plan voted on over the past couple years by the UN Security Council.
Jean-Louis said the absence of UN troops in most of the regions during the crucial presidential, legislative and local elections will be a security hazard.