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Rubio Urges Obama Administration To Support Free And Fair Elections In Haiti

Oct 6, 2015 | Press Releases

Washington, D.C. U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL)‎, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights and Global Women’s Issues, issued the following statement in advance of Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to Haiti later today:
“It’s important Secretary Kerry use this visit to renew the United States’ commitment to assisting Haiti in conducting a free, fair and inclusive presidential and parliamentary election later this month. The United States has provided support to Haiti in carrying out its earlier first round of parliamentary elections in August, and now we should provide technical support throughout the upcoming elections to ensure that every Haitian vote is counted.
“The U.S. government should continue working with the Haitian government to guarantee that polls are open and free of violence on election day, and we should encourage the Haitian people to participate in deciding their future. The Haitian people deserve to have their voices heard and to be represented by a leader of their choice.”