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Haiti forms electoral panel for overdue polls

Haiti has installed a Provisional Electoral Council to organise long-delayed elections after weeks of protests and political uncertainty.

The nine-member panel represents different sectors of society.

It was sworn in shortly before a UN Security Council delegation arrived on a three-day mission.

General and municipal polls are three years overdue, and President Michel Martelly began ruling by decree last week when parliament was dissolved.

The dissolution followed a failure to elect new MPs in the impoverished Caribbean nation.


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