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Member of Haiti's electoral council resigns

Member of Haiti's electoral council resigns, citing lack of 'conviction'

Member of Haiti's electoral council resigns

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- One of nine members of a Haitian council responsible for overseeing elections has delivered his resignation letter to the country's president.

The resignation of Nehemy Joseph comes as a number of political parties and analysts accuse Haiti's Provisional Electoral Council of badly mismanaging the first-round of legislative elections on Aug. 9.

The first-round of presidential elections and legislative runoffs are set for Oct. 25.

Joseph apparently did not list any specific complaints in a letter to President Michel Martelly, the first page of which was seen Friday by The Associated Press. But he says he is resigning because he no longer has the "conviction" to continue. He also stressed that he "wants everybody's voices to be respected."

Joseph represented Haiti's voodoo community on the council. He was appointed in January.

Updated : 2021-09-23 18:15 GMT+08:00