International unease as mandate expires for Haiti's interim president

Haitian provisional President Jocelerme Privert speaks after receiving a special commission's investigative report on the 2015 Haitian election at the National Palace in Port-au-Prince on May 30, 2016Port-au-Prince (AFP) – The international community voiced concern Thursday after Haiti’s parliament allowed interim president Jocelerme Privert’s term to lapse amid national political crisis. United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called on Haiti’s National Assembly to “determine a viable arrangement for provisional governance that can ensure the completion of the electoral process,” in a statement released by his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric. Privert was appointed in February for a six-month term, filling in after former President Michel Martelly stepped down following contested elections.

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