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Rapport du OEA sur les élections après l’ouragan Mathieu

L’Organisation des Etats Americains a publié un rapport sur l’état des élections après l’ouragan Mathieu a frappé Haïti. Plusieurs centres de vote ont été affectées, et les élections ont été reprogrammée du 9 Octobre à 20 Novembre 2016. Part of the report is below. Click HERE for the full text. L’ouragan Mathieu et ses répercussions sur l’organisation électorale Organisation des Etats Americains 11 octobre 2016 État des lieux Le 5 octobre 2016, le président du  CEP, Monsieur Leopold Berlanger, annonçait la suspension du scrutin présidentiel et législatif prévu 4 jours plus tard. Selon le haut représentant, l’ouragan Mathieu, qui a traversé la pointe ouest d’Haiti dans la première semaine d’octobre, généra une « une nouvelle donne ». Le report de l’élection (et du calendrier électoral) devint sans doute inévitable alors que plus de 1,3 million d’Haïtiens étaient affectés par la pluie, les vents, les inondations et les dommages de toute sorte. Dans les […]

La Mission d’observation électorale de l’OEA accepte le rôle et recommande le changement

La Mission d’observation électorale de l’Organisation des Etats américains confirme qu’elle observera les élections du 9 octobre prochain. Après les irrégularités et manquements des dernières élections, l’OEA se mettre d’accord sur la néccesité de refaire des élections. Mais, ils ont fait clair que des changements doivent être apportés au système avant le vote. Une partie de la lettre est ci-dessous. Cliquez ICI pour le texte complet. … Quand la mission d’observation de l’OEA se mêle de la partie Lemoine Bonneau, Le Nouvelliste le 3 août 2016 Après avoir dressé le sombre tableau des irrégularités et manquements des élections de 2015, la Mission d’observation électorale de l’Organisation des Etats américains confirme, par l’entremise du secrétaire général Luis Almagro, qu’elle observera les élections du 9 octobre prochain. Personne ne s’attendait à ce revirement de l’organisation hémisphérique qui avait donné un blancseing à l’élection présidentielle de 2015, en dépit de certaines […]

Hopes for October 9th Haitian Elections

Haiti’s interim president Jocelerme Privert passed an executive order for the country’s 5.8 million voters to show up at the polling stations on October 9th to vote for a new president. The Organization of American States (OAS) has grown increasingly worried, as Privert still remains president even though his term expired on June 14th. Haitian foreign minister, Pierrot Delienne, spoke at the OAS meeting in hopes of easing the international community. Although it is still unclear how Haiti will finance its elections without foreign aid from the United States and other countries, officials are determined to hold legitimate elections. There will be runoffs held for unresolved Senate seats, municipal seats, and the presidential seat. Click HERE to read more. — At OAS meeting, friends of Haiti pin hopes on Oct. 9 election Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald  July 25th, 2016 Buoyed by the desire to […]

Is the United States Undermining Haiti’s Democracy?

Now that the United States has decided to withdraw funding from the redo of Haiti’s presidential elections, Haitians are starting to unite to find a way to fund the elections themselves. Unfortunately, the U.S. withdrawal, as well as the country’s continual denouncing of Haiti’s attempt at a more democratic process, may be detrimental to the credibility of the elections. While many take Haiti funding its own elections as a step towards sovereignty and improving the process, the electoral process is still being blocked by a portion of Parliament and there are also many concerns about what the U.S. will do once the elections have taken place. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Will a Haiti election without U.S. dollars undermine the vote? Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald July 18, 2016 For months, the United States has […]

Concern from E.U. and U.S. Over Election Rerun

Both the E.U. and the U.S. have expressed concern with the decision of Haiti’s Provisional Electoral Council to rerun the country’s presidential elections, while the OAS has supported it. In reaction to the decision, the E.U. closed its observer mission in Haiti, while the U.S. State Department announced its “regret” that the election will be prolonged even further. How the reactions of the E.U. and U.S. will affect the funding for the elections remains uncertain, but the OAS has pledged to continue to play a “positive role in the electoral process”. Part of the article is below, click HERE for the full text. U.S., EU criticize Haiti presidential elections rerun Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald 6/8/2016   Haiti’s decision to rerun its disputed first-round presidential vote continued to ripple through the international community Wednesday as the European Union and the United States criticized the move, […]

Key Member of International Community Supports Haiti Election Verification

Sir Ronald Sanders, Antigua and Barbuda’s ambassador to the United States and the OAS, made a statement to the Miami Herald earlier this month, in support of an election verification in Haiti. Now, he’s added an op-ed to the conversation, further explaining how the legitimacy of Haiti’s next government is at stake if the verification doesn’t happen. Sanders makes a valid point that: “If Jovenel Moïse and Jude Célestin, who emerged from the first round as contenders, have faith in their electability, they should have no fear of verification.” Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Don’t rush Haiti’s presidential vote Sir Ronald Sanders, Miami Herald April 20. 2016 Peace and development will be endangered in Haiti if the United States and other nations insist that the interim government holds the second round of a truncated election for […]

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