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CARICOM condemns violence in Haiti

Published:Wednesday | January 27, 2016 | 1:38 AM
In this January 18 file photo, a protester hacks a gas station pump with a machete during a protest against President Michel Martelly's government to demand the cancellation of the January 24, elections, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is condemning recent acts of violence which have marred the ongoing electoral process in Haiti.

The events have contributed to the decision to postpone the second round of the Presidential elections and the elections for the remaining members of the legislature.

CARICOM is calling on all the stakeholders, and in particular the major political actors, to urgently resolve the current political crisis in a calm and peaceful atmosphere by facilitating the negotiations being conducted.

It says it is imperative that voting take place in a secure and peaceful environment that will encourage citizens to carry out their civic duty and exercise their right in large numbers.