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Rubio Comments On Newly Announced Haiti Transition Plan

Feb 8, 2016 | Press Releases

Washington, D.C. U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) today issued the following statement regarding the Haitian government’s new announcement of a plan to transition power:
“I welcome Haiti’s announcement of a transition to an interim government, followed by elections in the very near future. It is my hope that this updated schedule will allow the people of Haiti to have the opportunity to freely elect new leadership, and also for allegations of corruption and fraud in the previous election round to be addressed.
“The United States along with the Organization of American States should assist Haiti’s transitional government during the coming months to help ensure that the presidential election occurs as scheduled and is free and fair. I urge all political factions to unite behind the interim government, work together to implement this new transition and election schedule, and put their differences aside in the interest of a better future for the Haitian people.
“Anyone who is promoting violence or undermining Haiti’s stability during this period should be held accountable, including through punitive actions by the U.S. government such as visa bans. It is in America’s interest to continue supporting the people of Haiti during this key time.”