UNITED NATIONS, September 11 (RIA Novosti) - The process of holding elections in Haiti by the end of 2014, which was previously agreed between the country's President Michel Martelly, members of Parliament and leaders of political parties in March, has stalled, UN envoy Sandra Honoré told the Security Council on Thursday.
"No agreement has been reached on the legal framework for the elections," Honore said.
Referring to the March "El Rancho" accord on the organization of elections, Honore said that even though the deal "had generated hope that elections would be held by the end of 2014 for two thirds of the senate, the entire chamber of deputies, municipal administrations and local councils," the whole process has now stalled due to a number of disagreements between the parties.
"Continuing mistrust and disagreements caused repeated delays in the implementation of the accord. A group of senators conditioned their vote on the amended electoral law on the establishment of a new electoral council and have blocked quorum," Honore said.
On the positive side, Honore told the Council that "despite the political stalemate, the security environment in Haiti has remained relatively stable. Today"s security situation in characterized by threats to law and order linked to criminality and gang violence and spontaneous civil unrest and demonstrations."
Honore said that "Haiti continues to make progress on the relocation of people displaced by the 2010 earthquake." She said that "solutions still needed for approximately 103,560 remaining Internally Displaced Persons. Going forward, she said, "the government continues to deploy efforts to attract investors."