Accessibility links

Haiti Again Postpones Elections, Sets Date for January 8


Haiti's electoral board has again postponed the country's presidential and legislative elections, this time setting the poll for January 8.

This is the fourth time the board has pushed back the poll to replace the country's interim administration with an elected body. The vote was originally scheduled for October 9.

Election officials have attributed the postponements to poor organization and a lack of resources for the poll.

An official on the nine-member election council, Rosemond Pradel told the Associated Press the new delay is because the country is still not prepared for a vote. But he insisted the new poll date is final.

Haiti's constitution requires that a new government be in place by February 7.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and AP.

XS
SM
MD
LG