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Election Dates Almost Finalized

The Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) recently proposed election dates to nearly 300 representatives of parties, groups, and alliances of political parties. Among major parties, INITE has approved of the electoral timetable, while Fanmi Lavalas Electoral believes the timetable is too long. The official electoral timetable will be finalized in the next few days.

Important dates of the Electoral Timetable

Haiti Libre

March 12, 2015

Haiti - Elections : Important dates of the Electoral Timetable

Wednesday at the Hotel Karibe Convention Center, the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) presented to some 300 representatives of parties, groups and alliances of political parties, its revised proposal provisional of Electoral Timetable. This timetable is not final, the dates proposed could undergo possible changes, however, it has a good chance of being selected as most political organizations seems to approve it.

Among the major parties, INITE, has indicated its acceptance in full of the electoral timetable while Fanmi Lavalas Electoral considers that this Electoral Timetable is not a good idea. Fanmi Lavalas believes that the proposed electoral period is too long, the political parties will not have the sufficient financial resources to participate in a lengthy electoral process and that this election period, represents prolonged risk to the stability of the country.

Most political parties believe that the CEP should have resolved beforehand, the issue of members of Departmental Electoral Offices (BED) and Communal Electoral Offices (BEC) before working on an electoral timetable. They want the CEP conducts a new recruitment for the members challenged of BEC and BED.

Note that the “Patriotic Movement for Democratic Opposition” (MOPOD), a group of opposition parties and the “platform Piti Desalin” of the former Senator Moïse Jean-Charles did not take part in the meeting.

The final Timetable should be known in the coming days.

Key dates to retain in CEP’s proposal :

Friday, June 19: Start of the electoral campaign

Reopening of the Political Parties Registration :
Monday, March 16, 2015: parties, groups and alliances of political parties will have a deadline of 5 days to register.
onday, March 23, 2015: Publication of the list of recognized parties.

Partial Legislative Elections : (20 Senators and 118 deputies)
Monday, April 6 to Sunday, April 19, 2015: Application deadline for legislative

Sunday, August 9, 2015: 1st round
Sunday, October 15, 2015: 2nd round (at same time as the first round of presidential elections)

Sunday, November 22, 2015: Publication of the final results of the 2nd round

Presidential election :
Monday, May 11, 2015: Closing of the general electoral roll.

Monday 11 to Wednesday, May 20, 2015: Filing of candidacies for the presidential
Sunday, October 25, 2015: 1st round (at same time as the 2nd round of legislative)

Sunday, November 15, 2015: Publication of the final results of the 1st round

If no candidate wins at the 1st round:

Sunday, December 27, 2015: 2nd round

Sunday, January 17, 2016: Publication of the final results of the 2nd round

Sunday, February 7, 2016: Inauguration of the new Head of State (Constitutional date)

Municipal and local elections :
Thursday, December 31, 2015

Sl/ HaitiLibre

 

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