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Haiti Electoral Council Called 'New Step' Toward Democracy

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 U.N. Security Council mission arrived 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...

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