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Haiti political crisis persists despite deal — Al Jazeera English


Al Jazeera’s Gabriel Elizondo, reporting from Port-au-Prince, said the agreement struck by the president and parts of the opposition “was a deal perhaps in name only”.”Trying to stem the unrest, Martelly played what might have been his last card and announced that a deal with some opposition parties had been reached,” Elizondo said.Protesters accused Martelly of tacitly allowing the legislature to expire in order to rule by decree, while he accuses the opposition of blocking an electoral law that would allow a vote.Political hurdlesBut late on Sunday, just hours before the country marked the fifth anniversary of the earthquake that left some 300,000 people dead and devastated much of the capital, the president and some of the opposition politicians reached a long-term agreement.The agreement states to have elections organised before the end of 2015 for two-thirds of the senate and deputies, as well as for president. via – Al Jazeera English

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