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Haiti commission seeks new government consensus – Newsday


“For me, there is no sacrifice that is too big for Haiti, for durable stability,” he said after receiving the report from the commissioners. “I certainly can’t promise anything at this minute, but by Friday I will have a message for the nation.”There was no comment from Lamothe, who did not attend the news conference.Martelly was supposed to call elections in 2011 for a majority of Senate seats, the entire Chamber of Deputies and local offices. But he hasn’t done so and has filled numerous positions by appointment. Electoral legislation authorizing the elections that was approved in 2013 by the Chamber of Deputies has not been taken up in the Senate, where six opposition senators argue the measure is unconstitutional and unfairly favors the government.Administration officials insist the government wants to hold the elections. The terms of 10 senators expire in mid-January and Parliament will be dissolved, meaning Martelly will rule by decree. via – Newsday

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