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Haiti forms electoral panel for overdue polls

Published:Monday | January 26, 2015 | 12:06 PM

Haiti has installed a Provisional Electoral Council to organise long-delayed elections – after weeks of protests and political uncertainty.



The nine-member panel represents different sectors of society.



It was sworn in shortly before a UN Security Council delegation arrived on a three-day mission.



General and municipal polls are three years overdue, and President Michel Martelly began ruling by decree last week when parliament was dissolved.



The dissolution followed a failure to elect new MPs in the impoverished Caribbean nation.



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