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Haiti leader vows to hold polls if forced to rule by decree – Yahoo News


Haiti’s President Michel Martelly vowed Sunday to call elections early next year if a political impasse that saw long-delayed polls postponed last week forces him to rule by decree.The impoverished country’s government announced last Sunday that it was postponing legislative elections that were already three years overdue because the National Assembly failed to pass an electoral law in time.The mandates of members of the already depleted assembly expire on January 12 next year, and a failure to hold elections by then will create a political vacuum that will give Martelly the power to rule by decree.”It’s up to institutions to do their job,” Martelly told French radio and television on a trip to France, slamming a “blockage” in parliament. via – Yahoo News

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