Kerry urges Haiti to get behind upcoming vote

Haitian President Michel Martelly (C) welcomes US Secretary of State John Kerry upon his arrival at the National Palace in Port-au-Prince, on October 6, 2015Port-au-Prince (AFP) – Three weeks before Haiti holds polls that could make or break its recovery from disaster and political crisis, US Secretary of State John Kerry has urged the country to get behind the vote. Haiti’s President Michel Martelly is forbidden from seeking a second term in office. In August, legislative elections were marred by low-level violence between rival supporters at polling centers mobbed by hundreds of candidates, but very few voters.

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