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Haitian Prime Minister Recommends New Electoral Commission

For weeks and weeks, Haitians (including presidential candidates) have been demanding an independent investigation and a new Electoral Council to ensure fair elections in Haiti. After the current Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) announced final presidential results despite allegations and proof of fraud, many people deiced that the CEP cannot hold impartial elections and a new one is needed. Now, Haiti’s Prime Minister has recommended the formation of a commission to guarantee credibility. Is this recommendation in line with the pre-existing demands? Who will be on this new commission? A few questions remain to be answered.

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Haiti PM recommends commission to end election impasse

Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald
December 17, 2015

With less than two weeks before Haiti’s scheduled presidential runoff vote, Prime Minister Evans Paul is recommending the creation of an electoral commission to “guarantee the credibility of the process.”

The commission would have 72 hours to report back with recommendations to the government and the country’s nine-member Provisional Electoral Council (CEP), Paul said in a press release published on Twitter after midnight Thursday. He made the recommendation to President Michel Martelly.

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