Elections postponed by devastating hurricane


Haiti’s electoral council has postponed the re-run of the country’s presidential election and parliament after the country was ravaged by Hurricane Matthew earlier this week. The hurricane reached wind speeds of 145 miles per hour and caused widespread damage to roads and communications with at least 25 people killed.

No new date for the election has been given. Haiti started the process of electing a new government on 25th October last year but after complaints about irregularities the vote was finally abandoned. President Michel Martelly left office on 7th February and was replaced by President of Haiti’s Senate, Jocelerme Privert, who then became interim-President until new elections were held.

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