Clinton Positive on Haiti Poll in End-2010

    U.N. Special Envoy for Haiti Bill Clinton sits beside Haitian President Rene Preval during the international donors’ conference for Haiti’s reconstruction help March 31 in New York. Photo by: Paulo Filgueras/UN

    Former U.S. President Bill Clinton is confident that earthquake-ravaged Haiti will be able to conduct elections by the end of 2010 in a bid to install a legitimate government to oversee the nation’s rehabilitation, Reuters reports.

     “They will be able to have them,” Clinton, the current United Nations special envoy for Haiti, told Reuters. “I expect that will be one of the things we don’t have to worry about.”

    The World Bank, in collaboration with the Inter-American Development Bank and United Nations, will manage a multidonor trust through which nearly USD10 billion in donor financing will be channeled.

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