Carter To Observe Haitian Election Preparations
Oct. 21, 1987
ATLANTA (AP) _ Jimmy Carter and the former prime minister of Belize, George Price, will visit Haiti on Thursday and Friday to observe preparations for elections in that troubled Caribbean country.
The two former heads of state will meet with election officials and government leaders and will observe voter registration for municipal elections Nov. 15 and national elections Nov. 29.
The two are going on behalf of the Council of Freely Elected Heads of Government of the Americas, of which Carter is chairman.
Haiti, which shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic, has had a provisional government since dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier fled the country during a civil uprising Feb. 7, 1986.
Violence has marred the political campaign in Haiti and two minor party candidates have been shot to death.