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U.S. Threatens those who stand in the way on the elections in Haiti


A senior U.S. State Department official warned on Wednesday that there could soon be consequences for those in Haiti seeking to stand in the way of the country’s democratic process.


The Trump administration and the Organization of American States have each separately called on President Jovenel Moïse to organize legislative elections.


” it’s going to start to have consequences for those who stand in the way of it,”said the official, speaking during a State Department briefing ahead of a visit by Secretary Mike Pompeo to Suriname, Guyana, Brazil and Colombia.


The State Department official said that while the United States would like to see on the electoral commission people (CEP) “who have a reputation for integrity, honesty, competence, and who can do a very good job of organizing elections.


"They’re not supposed to produce the outcome of the election, they’re supposed to produce a good electoral process," he sadded.

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