March 9, 2010, midnight
Meeting with Haitian President Rene PREVAL on Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary CLINTON urged the earthquake-stricken island nation to reschedule its legislative elections as soon as possible. Legislative polls were due on February 28, and Presidential elections are due in November. PREVAL, whose term expires in February 2011, says he will not stay in office beyond that date. Decision-makers are concerned that delayed elections could leave Haiti with a provisional government lacking a constitutional mandate.