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Spray painting of Martelly and Lamothe Picture during Protest

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Spray painting of Martelly and Lamothe Picture during Protest

Here is a group of people spraypainting a poster of Martelly and Lamothe during a Protest

Will Martelly call for Elections in January 2015?

Anti-government protestors, who gathered by the thousands in Port-au-Prince last Tuesday November 25th, demanded President Martelly step down. They say he is planning to rule as dictator once 2015 arrives. Protestors concerns are real for it is true Martelly has the option to rule by Presidential decree if elections are not held by January 12th. By that date the terms of Parliament members will run out, forcing a constitutional crisis.

So far state and municipal elections have been delayed three years. Haitians were set to go and cast ballots on October 26th, but a bloc of six senators in the National Assembly refused to pass an electoral law, declaring it unconstitutional.

Tags: michel martelly, manifestation, haitian protest, laurent lamothe

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