Haiti vote delay a 'step backward,' UN official says

Sandra Honore, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti, rejected the notion the international community is trying to influence the electoral processPort-au-Prince (AFP) – With a political vacuum now a real possibility in Haiti after presidential and legislative elections were postponed indefinitely, Sandra Honore, chief of the UN’s MINUSTAH mission, rejected accusations of international interference. Question: How do you respond to claims by the opposition and some civil society groups that the international community is interfering in the dialogue between Haiti’s political actors as they try to find a solution to the electoral crisis? Answer: I reject this notion that the international community is trying to influence the electoral process… These negotiations are taking place between various Haitian political actors.

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