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8546: Haiti keeps trying to resolve political impasse (fwd)

From: Max Blanchet <maxblanchet@worldnet.att.net>

Port-au-Prince, Haiti, CANA - The Haitian government set aside a 
midnight Sunday deadline to form a committee to oversee new 
elections for seven disputed Senate seats as it kept trying to win 
support for the process from the main opposition group. 

"When you're in the full process of negotiations, you can stop the 
clock," said Luigi Einaudi, assistant secretary-general of the 
Organization of American States, referring to a July 1 deadline to 
form an election council to oversee the new elections set to be 
held by the end of this year. 

Einaudi did not specify if a new deadline had been set. The OAS 
has been trying to help the impoverished Caribbean nation toward 
a political solution since a dispute erupted after parliamentary 
elections in May last year.