Haiti reached an impasse in the electoral process when the Provisional Electoral Council announced final results for the presidential race despite widespread allegations of fraud and calls for an independent investigation. Now, several Haitian Diaspora organizations have issued a collective statement with suggestions on how to get through the crisis.
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Haitian diaspora proposes solutions for national election crisis
Caribbean News Now!
December 8, 2015
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, USA — Several organizations representing the Haitian Diaspora in the United States have joined to find solutions to the election crisis in Haiti. Among them are the Haiti Renewal Alliance (HRA), the Haitian American Chamber of Commerce (HACCOF), the National Alliance for the Advancement of Haitian Professionals (NAAHP), Konbit for Haiti, Congress to Fortify Haiti and the National Organization for the Advancement of Haitians, which are concerned about the impact of the continuing impasse on the economy, the legitimacy and stability of the government resulting from the voting process. As a result, the group is issuing the following statement collectively:
“As organizations representing a broad swath of Haitians in the Diaspora, we are concerned about the continuing impasse and its impact on the economy and the legitimacy of any government that might be elected unless a political solution can be agreed upon. To that end, we believe:
• That all parties should work together with the aim of respecting the current constitution in place and avoid a transition government.
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