Civil Unrest Over Presidential Elections


Haiti election officials postponed the country's presidential election for the second time due to security concerns. In Haiti's capital of Port-au-Prince, angry citizens, who fear that the elections have been rigged, launched demonstrations in the streets, sometimes becoming violent and clashing with police. In Northern Haiti, protesters marched through cities, blocking highways with trucks and burning tires.

On February 6th, President Michel Martelly left office as required by Haiti's constitution. The election has been rescheduled for April 24th. An interim government will govern until an elected leader can take office on May 14th.

Please pray for the people of Haiti during these uncertain times. Pray that honest elections are held in April, that the Haitian people choose their new leader wisely, and that there is calm in the streets before, during, and after the elections.

Paula Mueller

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