Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

The CEP and Elections in Haiti: Décharge Is the Price of the Ticket

Wesley Lainé, Legal Fellow at the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti, provides an in-depth analysis of the impact of the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP, for Conseil Électoral Provisoire)’s decision to exclude candidates from the 2015 elections, based on the lack of a décharge.

Part of the briefing paper is below. Click HERE to read the full text.

The CEP and Elections in Haiti: Décharge Is the Price of the Ticket

Wesley Lainé, Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti

July 17, 2015

“The biggest story so far in Haiti’s 2015 election process is the exclusion of fourteen out of seventy presidential candidates—many of them prominent figures—most for lack of an audit certificate, known in French as a décharge. The exclusions have been met with predictable criticism from the disqualified candidates and their supporters, but they also raise broader questions about the fairness of the elections scheduled for this year.”

Click HERE to read the full text.

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