Haitian authorities urged to implement accord to pave way for elections

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Sandra Honoré

It is critical for authorities in Haiti to implement a recent agreement signed at the El Rancho Hotel to pave the way for transparent elections later this year.

That's what the head of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) told the Security Council during her briefing on Monday.

Ambassador Sandra Honoré said the overall security situation in Haiti has remained relatively stable since her last briefing in August 2013.

She said Haiti is at a turning point following the signing of the El Rancho Accord on 14 March.

"The long-awaited adoption and promulgation of the electoral law in December 2013, along with the March 14 Accord emanating from the Inter-Haitian dialogue have prepared a path towards inclusive and transparent elections to be held later this year, a sine quo no for the continuous functioning of parliament in January 2015. It is now of critical importance that the provision of the accord, including the amendment of the electoral law be implemented in a timely manner by the Haitian authorities." (34")

Ambassador Honoré said to this end, MINUSTAH, along with members of the international community represented in Haiti, are engaging the country's key political actors.

Stephanie Coutrix, United Nations.

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