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OAS Says Report On Haiti Offers A Road Map For Elections. Some U.S. Lawmakers Are 'Deeply Troubled'

Haitian President Jovenel Moise
Haitian President Jovenel Moise

A political mission from the Organization of American States is recommending that Haitian President Jovenel Moïse promptly appoint a new prime minister and cabinet, urgently take steps to establish a climate of security and appoint a new elections body so that Haiti can hold legislative, local and presidential elections before the end of the year.

The report exhibited optimism over both the solution to the ongoing Haitian political and constitutional crisis and the role that the OAS can play. It was shared with Moïse and other members of the hemispheric organization. Its conclusions, which have been rejected by some opposition groups in Haiti, is based on a five-member OAS mission visit to Haiti on June 8-10. Members met with various political and civic leaders.

There were Haitian leaders who refused to meet with the OAS, but that was not reflected in the report, which calls for a new government to be seated no later than mid-July. It rejects the idea of a transition government replacing Moïse, who in his four years and four months in office has failed to hold a single election.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.

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