Haiti postpones legislative, municipal elections: official

The President of Haiti Michel Joseph Martelly waves upon arrival at the international airport in Santiago on January 25, 2013Port-au-Prince (AFP) – Haiti’s government announced Sunday it is postponing long delayed legislative and municipal elections, on the same day they were supposed to be held. The office of President Michel Martelly made the announcement postponing the vote, which is already three years overdue. “President Michel Martelly, in his constant concern to guarantee political stability, promises to pursue consultations with the different sectors of national life in order to hold the elections as soon as possible,” his office said in a statement.

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