Violence will not be tolerated during Haiti elections

Voters turn out during the first round of Haiti wide elections in Cite Soleil, one of Port au Prince, Haiti’s most volatile neighbourhoods – August 2015. Photo: UN Photo/Logan Abass

Political violence will not be tolerated during this month's elections, said the head of the UN mission in Haiti on Thursday.

Briefing the Security Council ahead of the 25 October vote, Sandra Honoré, head of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), also said the mission needed to be extended by at least a year.

After years of political instability and a devastating earthquake in 2010, a first round of elections held in August were marred by violence.

Matthew Wells reports.

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