Haiti will finally hold overdue elections
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Haiti will finally hold overdue elections

Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe says the country will hold long overdue elections no later than early next year.

Lamothe says the country will hold elections “as soon as possible” in the new year if several opposition lawmakers don’t agree to help hold the vote before their mandates expire early next year.

Lamothe says six senators have been holding Haiti “hostage.” But they won’t be able to do so anymore once their terms end in mid-January. Lamothe says he also hopes that the officials will approve an electoral law before then, which will pave the way for the legislative election that is three years late.

The expiration of their terms will dissolve Parliament. Martelly will then rule by decree.

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Lamothe said the vote will be held either before year’s end or in the first three months of next year.

Lamothe made the remarks in an interview Tuesday.