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Haiti's president gets UN, ambassadors backing

Published:Wednesday | January 14, 2015 | 1:30 PM

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP):

A group of ambassadors and the UN special representative in Haiti said yesterday that President Michel Martelly has their support through a period of political flux that many observers worry could set the troubled country back.




In a statement, the group expressed frustration that an extraordinary session of Haiti's Parliament was not convened in recent days to authorise an electoral law needed to organise long-delayed legislative elections.



The signers, who included the ambassadors from the United States, European Union, Canada and Brazil, said Martelly enjoys their backing to ensure the "continuity of the state." The constitutionally mandated end of the legislature was Monday, and the president could now sign a decree allowing Haiti to hold legislative elections later this year.



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