PORT-AU-PRINCE: Haitian President Jovenel Moise has appointed nine members to a provisional electoral council tasked with preparing a constitutional referendum and organizing local, municipal, legislative and presidential elections in the Caribbean country.
The United States government this week reiterated a strongly worded call for Moise and other political forces to work together and arrange the elections.
Moise has ruled the Western Hemisphere’s poorest nation by decree since mid-January and in recent weeks renewed protests against his leadership have flared up.
The appointments to the provisional electoral council published on Friday in the government’s newspaper are unlikely to placate Moise’s opponents who argue he has failed to control corruption, crime and economic decline.
An anti-government demonstration…