Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Americas Program Report

Americas Program Report  Brian Concannon Jr. | January 3, 2006 Americas Program, Center for International Policy (CIP) Haiti’s election dates have now been reset for the fourth time in the last five months. The Interim Government of Haiti will now miss the February 7, 2005 deadline for transferring power that it had promised to meet for 21 months. These delays, and the logistical problems underlying them, are a cause for concern. But the logistical defects should not obscure the more fundamental problems that will prevent the elections, whenever held, from helping Haiti to break from its brutal history of political instability. The delays show a disturbing lack of organizational competence on behalf of both the government and the Provisional Electoral Commission (CEP), which has the responsibility to run the voting. Every step of the process has been completed late, because […]

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