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Haiti’s Interim President Asks Parliament to Collaborate

Jocelerme Privert, Haiti’s interim president announced that he’s chosen the new Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) that will be in charge of the elections. Privert and the interim government have until April 24 to organize elections, based on an agreement made with Michel Martelly before he left office. So far though, Parliament is opposing Privert’s actions. Privert calls on Parliament to work together with him to keep the electoral process moving.

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For background on Haiti’s elections, click HERE.

Haiti’s interim president names new Electoral Council

Jamaica Observer
March 15, 2016

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — Haiti’s Interim President Jocelerme Privert has named a new Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) as the French-speaking Caribbean Community country moves towards staging presidential elections.

In a television broadcast on Sunday night, he said that “the nine members of the electoral council have already been chosen”.

“Revival of the electoral process is essential for a definitive resolution to the institutional and electoral crisis,” he added.

Opposition parties had called for the establishment of an interim administration to oversee fresh elections in the country and had taken to the streets, protesting the outcome of the first round of balloting on August 24 last year as well as preventing the staging of the second round of the presidential elections on January 24 this year.


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For background on Haiti’s elections, click HERE.

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