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US urges Haiti leaders to hold elections soon – Yahoo News


8b905e88bda60e30680f6a706700bb07US Secretary of State John Kerry Tuesday urged Haiti to hold parliamentary elections as soon as possible to end a political crisis that has sparked violent protests in the impoverished Caribbean nation.Haiti’s Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe resigned under pressure Sunday, clearing the way for a new government to tackle an impasse that has blocked parliamentary elections for three years.Haiti is still struggling to recover from a catastrophic 2010 earthquake that devastated Port-au-Prince and claimed the lives of more than 100,000 people.“Recognizing the concessions made by all sides to resolve the impasse, the United States urges all parties to reach without delay a definitive agreement on all outstanding issues and to carry out that agreement in good faith,” Kerry said. via – Yahoo News

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