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Nombre de partis politiques soulève des questions sur Martelly

Bien que Haïti a souvent un nombre difficile à manier des partis politiques, le numéro de cette année–129 à ce jour–menace de faire dérailler le processus électoral. Beaucoup de personnes croient que  les 64 nouveaux partis sont proches a le président, et que c’est une stratégie pour engloutir la démocratie représentative. Le CEP et le Premier ministre ont exhorté les parties à consolider. Autrement, il peut être impossible de créer bulletins utilisables. Partie de l’article est ci-dessous. Cliquez ICI pour le texte complet. Veut-on vraiment des élections ? Frantz Duval, Le Nouvelliste 20 avril 2015 57 en 2005, 65 en 2010, 129 en 2015. Le nombre des partis politiques a tendance à croître d’élection présidentielle en élection présidentielle. Sous le règne de Michel Martelly, le bulletin ve devoir faire un exploit pour contenir tous les prétendedants si des regroupements ne se matérialisent pas en vue de réduire […]

International Community Misplaces Blame for Election Delays

For years, the international community has been aware that elections in Haiti were being delayed and have called for elections that respect Haiti’s Constitution. Now that elections have been delayed further, the international community seems more focused on the holding of elections than on having them be fair, democratic, and Constitutional. Instead, they blame the delay on the 6 opposition Senators who are pushing for Constitutional elections. This post outlines the change international community’s response to the delays from 2010 to today. Part of the post is below. Click HERE for the full text. U.N. and U.S. Blame Haiti’s Opposition for Delayed Elections, Ignore History Center for Economic and Policy Research September 16, 2014 At the United Nations Security Council meeting last week, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power did not mince words regarding who was to blame for Haiti’s electoral impasse. […]

Aristide Safety Concerns Distract from Delayed Elections

US Representative Maxine Waters recently expressed concern for Aristide’s safety in a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry. Though many others have expressed similar concerns since the former president’s security was withdrawn, there has been no response from Kerry yet. Meanwhile, there is still no set date for elections in Haiti, which are years overdue. While prominent members of the international community, like Samantha Power, blame opposition senators for the current delay, the senators maintain that they are trying to uphold the Constitution. Click HERE for more on the delay and what’s at stake. As Haiti election delays continue, Aristide remains focus Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald September 16, 2014 Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, who was put under house arrest as part of an ongoing criminal investigation into corruption and drug trafficking allegations, is expected to get some moral support […]

Elections Still Scheduled for 2014?

A new resolution passed September 4th will attempt to proceed with elections in 2014, according to the El Rancho Accord. As it stands, elections have been delayed more than two years. While it is crucial that elections be held promptly, it is also imperative that they be fair and democratic. Why is this so important? Read more about elections in our FAQ, here.   Haiti – Elections : The Lower House passed a resolution in favor of Article 12 of El Rancho HaitiLibre September 6, 2014 Thursday at 5 days of the closing of the last year of the 49th Legislature, the deputies met in plenary session, have adopted a resolution (45 in favor, 7 against and 0 abstentions) in favor of the application of Article 12 of the Agreement El Rancho allowing to bypass the blockage of Senators and […]

L’OEA exhorte Haïti à tenir des élections

L’Organisation des États américains fait pression sur le gouvernement haïtien pour la tenue des élections, mettant l’accent sur l’accord d’El Rancho. Le problème, c’est la méthode de l’Accord de la nomination d’un Conseil électoral provisoire en contradiction avec la Constitution. D’ailleurs, le Sénat n’a pas approuvé l’accord. Pour plus d’informations sur les elections, cliquez ICI (texte en anglais). L’OEA appelle à l’organisation d’élections en Haïti Haiti Press Network 28 août 2014 Le Conseil permanent de l’OEA plaide en faveur de l’organisation d’élections en Haïti en vue de renforcer le processus démocratique. Tout en renouvelant sa volonté d’apporter son soutien et son appui technique au processus, l’OEA appelle les acteurs au respect de la Constitution et de l’accord d’El Rancho pour faciliter la tenue des scrutins. Voici le texte de la résolution adoptée par le conseil permanent de l’Organisation des États américains: […]

OAS Pressures Haiti to Hold Long-Overdue Elections

The Organization of American States is pressing the Haitian government to hold elections, emphasizing the agreement made in the El Rancho Accord. The problem is, the El Rancho Accord’s method of appointing a Provisional Electoral Council contradicts the Constitution and the Senate has not approved the Accord. Learn more about the delayed elections in our FAQ, here. OAS Permanent Council Urged Haiti to Hold Overdue Elections and Convened a Special General Assembly on Strategic Vision Reliefweb August 27, 2014 The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) today adopted a Declaration calling on the three branches of government of Haiti to comply with the agreement knows as El Rancho and to call legislative and municipal elections by the end of 2014, and also convened a Special General Assembly on the Strategic Vision for the Organization to be held […]

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