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A call for Martelly to quit in Haiti

Thursday, March 05, 2015 - 00:54

Demonstrators take to the streets of Port-au-Prince to demand Haitian President Michel Martelly leave office. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: The streets of Port-au-Prince were once again flooded with demonstrators angry with the government of President Michel Martelly on Thursday (March 5). Demonstrators called for the embattled president to leave office while also decrying high fuel prices. The impoverished Caribbean nation is in the midst of a political crisis after the previous prime minister was forced to resign in December and parliament was dissolved in January over the failure to hold municipal and legislative elections leaving Martelly running the country by decree. Martelly has faced months of street demonstrations and radical government opponents calling for his removal. Haiti has a long history of convulsive elections and is still recovering from an earthquake five years ago that leveled much of the capital, Port-au-Prince. The impoverished Caribbean nation has not held legislative or municipal elections for three years, and is due for a presidential election at the end of this year when Martelly's term runs out.

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A call for Martelly to quit in Haiti

Thursday, March 05, 2015 - 00:54