Saturday, January 24, 2015
Haiti on Friday installed a Provisional Electoral Council in a key step toward averting a constitutional crisis after weeks of protests and political uncertainty. The swearing in of the nine-member council representing different sectors of society took place at the Supreme Court shortly before a United Nations Security Council mission was due to arrive in Haiti. "It's a new step for the country on the road to democracy," said Prime Minister Evans Paul, referring to the new electoral body. "Democracy does not work without elections," he said.