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Statement from the OAS General Secretariat on the Situation in Haiti

  February 9, 2021

The OAS General Secretariat is closely monitoring the current situation in Haiti. We are concerned with the respect for human rights and the independence of powers.

The OAS General Secretariat has an essential interest in the protection of democratic institutions and the political rights of its citizens. It is fundamental that state institutions work together to resolve the problems afflicting Haiti.

We call for democratic structural changes in Haiti through the discussion of a new Constitution and an effective participation in general elections this year.

The OAS General Secretariat renews its support for the electoral process as the only option consistent with the Democratic Charter to replace the current constitutional President with another President on February 7, 2022.

Reference: E-009/21