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U.S. lawmakers to Haiti Senate: Vote for election law — MiamiHerald.com


More than a dozen U.S. congressional lawmakers are calling on the Haitian Senate to move forward with elections by voting for an electoral law needed to schedule the vote.In a letter to Haitian Senate President Simon Desras, the bipartisan group of lawmakers urge senators to pass the legislation, saying that “Haitians, like all citizens in a democracy, have a right to express their will through regular and timely elections for their government representatives.”“We are deeply concerned that the Haitian Senate has been unable to pass the requisite legislation to authorize elections this year,” the lawmakers wrote. “We believe that Haitians deserve better than to have this fundamental democratic right continually delayed.”The letter, dated Monday, was signed by 15 congressional lawmakers including South Florida delegation members.Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, said that it’s important for “Desras and his supporters to put aside their narrow political differences and allow the Haitian Senate to meet and consider legislation needed for these elections to take place by October.” via – MiamiHerald.com

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