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Haiti Finally Has An Elections Calendar

Haiti is currently in a political crisis after the government put elections off for years until the terms of most legislators expired, leaving Parliament non-functional. There has been lots of controversy over the new Cabinet chosen after Prime Minister Lamothe resigned, and the Provisional Electoral Council chosen to lead the elections but finally the government has set some dates: The first round of legislative elections will be August 9, the second round and presidential and local elections will be October 25, and if a second round for president is needed, that will be December 27. After years of delays, Haiti at last sets election dates AFP, Yahoo News March 16, 2015 Port-au-Prince (AFP) – The Haitian government said Sunday it would hold elections later this year, a significant step that follows years of uncertainty about the fragile Caribbean nation’s democratic process. […]

Haiti Elections Calendar Released

Haiti’s Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) has sent President Michel Martelly a calendar with proposed dates for various legislative elections. The elections are more than three years delayed and have been a source of building tension in Haiti. Key dates August 9: Legislative elections for two thirds of the 30-member Senate and 118 members of the lower Chamber of Deputies. October 25: Parliamentary runoff elections, first round of presidential and local elections December 27: Presidential runoff elections January 17, 2016: President Martelly to be replaced Full Elections Calendar Haiti elections calendar sent to Martelly Jaqueline Charles, Miami Herald March 12, 2015 Haiti’s Provisional Electoral Council has sent a proposed calendar for the country’s long anticipated elections to President Michel Martelly for publication in the official gazette. The panel, responsible for overseeing the vote, is recommending that legislative elections for two thirds of […]

Développements dans le processus électoral en Haïti

Les points clés: Le CEP n’a tenu compte d’aucune des recommandations faites par les leaders politiques et a dit qu’il ne est pas obligé de le faire. Fanmi Lavalas, MOPOD, Pitit Dessalines, Respe (Henry Baker), et OPL ont critiqué le calendrier electorale. Certains disent que l’élection présidentielle est prévue trop tard: Ils seront contestés, de sorte que la date de début du 7 Février pour le nouveau président sera retardé et le mandat de Martelly sera prolongée jusqu’en mai. OPL et Respe disent les élections pour les territoires collectifs doivent être les premiers pour réduire la fraude. Fanmi Lavalas a rencontré le CEP et exige que les listes électorales mises à jour. Ils proposent deux ensembles des élections au lieu de trois, en disant 3 serait trop lourd d’une charge pour ce système. Ils proposent 25 octobre pour les élections législatives et 1er élections présidentielles, […]

Election Dates Almost Finalized

The Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) recently proposed election dates to nearly 300 representatives of parties, groups, and alliances of political parties. Among major parties, INITE has approved of the electoral timetable, while Fanmi Lavalas Electoral believes the timetable is too long. The official electoral timetable will be finalized in the next few days. Important dates of the Electoral Timetable Haiti Libre March 12, 2015 Wednesday at the Hotel Karibe Convention Center, the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) presented to some 300 representatives of parties, groups and alliances of political parties, its revised proposal provisional of Electoral Timetable. This timetable is not final, the dates proposed could undergo possible changes, however, it has a good chance of being selected as most political organizations seems to approve it. Among the major parties, INITE, has indicated its acceptance in full of the electoral timetable […]

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