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U.S. Rep. Clark writes Secretary Kerry expressing “deep concern” about Haiti’s electoral crisis

Congresswoman Katherine Clark has written to Secretary of State John Kerry urging that the U.S. change its position on Haiti’s current elections. Though the electoral process thus far has been marred by fraud and other irregularities, the U.S. government has been urging Haiti to push forward with the elections regardless. In her letter, Rep. Clark explains the importance of Haiti’s next government being perceived as legitimate and reflecting the will of the Haitian people. Part of the letter is below. Click HERE for the full text. January 19, 2016 The Honorable John Kerry Secretary of State U.S. Department of State 2201 C Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20520 Dear Secretary Kerry, I am writing to share my constituents’ concerns over the electoral crisis that is unfolding in Haiti, and to urge that the State Department make every effort possible to ensure […]

Rep. Clark Requests Briefing on Serious Elections Crisis in Haiti

Massachusetts Rep. Katherine Clark wrote to Secretary of State John Kerry requesting a briefing on Haiti’s elections. In her letter to Kerry, Clark emphasized her and her constituents’ concern about the elections lacking legitimacy, especially with only one candidate agreeing to run. Clark urges Kerry to “make every effort” to support democratic elections in Haiti. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. US Rep Clark: Electoral ‘crisis’ serious; wants briefing from Secretary Kerry Bill Forry, Boston Haitian Reporter January 19, 2016 A member of the Massachusetts congressional delegation is “deeply concerned” about the developing electoral crisis in Haiti and wants assurances from Secretary of State John Kerry that he will “make every effort possible” to support free and fair elections. The letter from US Rep. Katherine M. Clark— dated Jan. 19— comes just days before a scheduled […]

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