France expresses its concern following the deferral, for security reasons, of the second round of presidential and legislative elections. It condemns the violence of the last few days, and is committed to the rapid conclusion of the electoral process begun in August 2015.
We call on the parties to reach compromises that make it possible to conclude this last step in the electoral process in a peaceful climate that respects the voters’ choices.
Given the severity of the economic, social and humanitarian challenges facing Haiti, working in a united fashion to bring about recovery is more necessary than ever. As a partner and friend of Haiti, France renews its commitment to support it on this path.