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Will Haiti Interim Government Have Election Verification?

Haiti’s interim government has just named the new Provisional Electoral Council, which is in charge of organizing the elections. Though the accord that set the terms for the interim government calls for elections by April 24, many experts have said that there is no longer enough time to do that. Many Haitians are also still calling for a verification of the previous rounds of elections. The international community, on the other hand, is calling for elections to be held as soon as possible. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Haiti’s presidential elections dilemma: to recount or not? Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald March 30, 2016 A new elections commission took charge of Haiti’s disputed electoral process Wednesday, its nine members taking the oath of office before a panel of judges and members of the country’s newly installed caretaker […]

Est-ce que le conseil électoral choisira une nouvelle date pour les élections?

Jean Max Bellerive, le chef de cabinet du président Jocelerme Privert confirme ce que beaucoup de gens on dit: Il est impossible d’organiser des élections avant le 24 avril. Bellerive a noté aussi son support pour une évaluation du processus électoral, que nombreux Haïtiens ont exigé. En somme, il explique que ces décisions doivent être prises par le nouveau conseil électoral. Partie de l’article est ci-dessous. Cliquez ICI pour le texte complet. Les élections sont impossibles le 24 avril selon Bellerive Radio Metropole 30 mars 2016 Jean Max Bellerive, chef de cabinet du président Jocelerme Privert, confirme qu’il est impossible que le calendrier électoral prévu dans l’accord du 6 mars soit respecté. Selon l’accord le second tour de la présidentielle et des législatives doit avoir lieu le 24 avril 2016. M. Bellerive assure que le chef de l’état s’évertue à s’acquitter des ses engagements. Il […]

Can the new interim Haitian government hold timely elections?

An accord signed February 5 requires Haiti’s interim government to hold elections by April 24, and a new elected president to take office by May 14. The entire process was delayed, however, when Parliament voted against interim president Privert’s pick for Prime Minister. Parliament has just approved of Privert’s second choice, Enex Jean-Charles, but even he admits that April 24 is probably too soon to hold the next election.  Many Haitians are also calling for a verification of the previous rounds of elections, which the international community has opposed because it would further slow the process. Members of Parliament have also opposed the verification for political reasons. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Interim Haiti prime minister, government finally take charge Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald March 24, 2016 A longtime presidential adviser and administrative law […]

Haiti May Soon Have an Interim Prime Minister

After Haiti’s Parliament rejected the interim president’s pick for Prime Minister on Sunday, it seemed impossible for Haiti to hold elections by April 24 and swear in a president by May 14 as stipulated in a February 2016 accord. Now, Haiti may be back on track to hold those elections, as Parliament gets ready to vote on the next pick for interim Prime Minister, Enex Jean-Charles. But will there be time for a verification of the past rounds of elections and a financial audit of the Martelly government as many have been demanding? Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. After parliament’s rejection, Haiti names a new prime minister Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald March 23, 2016 PORT-AU-PRINCE — Days after Haitian lawmakers rejected a notable economist to help lead a caretaker government, interim President Jocelerme Privert is […]

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. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. 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 […]

Secteurs haïtiens commencent à choisir le nouveau CEP

Maintenant que Haïti a un président intérimaire, la prochaine étape est pour lui de travailler avec le Parlement pour choisir un nouveau Conseil électoral (CEP). Le procès a commencé avec le nomination d’un représantant pour la presse. Divers secteurs de la societe civile haïtienne doivent envoyer leurs choix pour le CEP au Jocelerme Privert, le président intérimaire mais certains hésitent. Partie de l’article est ci-dessous. Cliquez ICI pour le texte complet. Désignation de Léopold Berlanger, possible maintien de Lourdes Édith Joseph Reynold Aris, Le National 22 février 2016 À quelques heures de l’échéance  de 72 heures fixées par le président provisoire de la République, Jocelerme Privert dans sa correspondance adressée aux différents secteurs de la société civile pour désigner leur représentant au CEP, les organisations mettent les bouchées doubles. Ils doivent envoyer deux noms au chef de l’État. La Presse est parvenue à […]

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