posted on Tue 17 May 2011 10:53 AM
Haiti Elections

It appears that Council members are close to agreement on a press statement following Saturday’s swearing-in of Michel Martelly as Haiti’s new president. Council members had been working on on a possible press statement last month which they had planned to release following the announcement of the official results of the legislative election in late April. However, Council members held off following allegations of irregularities in the elections.

It seems that the press statement that they are now likely to release will reflect the fact that Martelly has now taken office. It is also expected to urge the Haiti government to resolve any remaining electoral disputes through peaceful legal means.