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Election

Yolette Mengual withdraws temporarily from CEP to face accusers

Yolette Mengual temporarily withdraws from the CEP

Yolette Mengual has decided to take a break as member of the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) to make an attempt at clearing her name. She has been accused for some candidates and others in the population for receiving bribes in order to favor a particular candidate in the race. According to a message she wrote in her tweeter account, Yolette Mengual had announced that she temporarily suspended her participation at the CEP in order to lead a battle against the "unfounded accusation" against her

Haitian Kreyol:

Yolette Mengual pou yon ti tan soti nan CEP pou kontre akize li yo

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Will there be a Presidential Election in Haiti on January 24, 2016

Haiti Election Run-Off, January 24, 2016

From what i have observed lately, it seems that the Executive government and the CEP are living in one planet while the opposition is in another one. While major preparations are underway by the Haitian President as well as the President of the CEP for a final confrontation between candidate Jovenel Moise and Jude Celestin, the opposition can see clearly the arrival of a transitional government in Haiti to clean up the mess left by both President Michel Martelly and the CEP who have been bug down with corruption, fraud and manipulation of the previous elections. According to the CEP, the campaign season has began, starting today, January 8 to January 22. in the meantime, LAPEH camp said that there can not be an election with only one candidate, in another way, Jude Celestin will not take part on this.

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Steven Benoit wants current Senators to elect Next President

Senator Steven Benoit considering running for President of Haiti

With the anticipation that there will not be a Presidential election run-off in time to elect a president by the constitutional date of February 7, 2016, senator Steven Benoit said it will be the responsibility of the current 10 Senators in function to get together and elect a new President of Haiti. According to the Senator, this option is the closest he can find in relationship to the amended constitution of 1987.

What do you think?

Haitian Kreyol:

Steven Benoit di 10 Senatè yo ap eli pwochen Gouvènman pwovizwa an

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G8 rejects report from Commission, wants transitional government

CEP refusal to independently verify votes

In a note to the newsmedia, the G8 rejected the report issued by the Commission and demands the establishment of a government of transition to replace Martelly-Paul Government. According to the G8, the commission did not have the courage to make appropriate recommendations following observation of massive frauds because of their dependence on the executive government and the international community.

Kreyol:

G8 rejte rapò ki soti nan Komisyon, vle gouvènman tranzisyon

Nan yon nòt yo bay Lapes, G8 la rejte rapò emèt pa Komisyon an. Yo mande etablisman yon gouvènman tranzisyon pou ranplase Gouvènman Martelly-Paul an. Dapre G8 la, komisyon an pa t 'gen kouraj pou fè rekòmandasyon ki apwopriye yo apre obsèvasyon frod masiv paske yo depandans de gouvènman egzekitif ak kominote entènasyonal la.

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FLASH - Ricardo Augustin, kicked out of the CEP by the Catholic Church

Ricardo Augustin, out of the CEP

We have learned that the Catholic Church has been the first institution to impose sanctions on the individual representing the Catholic Church at the CEP. Mr. Ricardo Augustin is the actual representative for the Episcopal Conference at the CEP and also actual treasurer. According to Radio Vision 2000, a source close to the church informed them that a decision has already been taken to kick him out of the CEP. Now it is just a matter of time before the information is made public.

What do you think?

Kreyol:

Nou te aprann ke Legliz Katolik se premye enstitisyon ki enpoze sanksyon sou reprezante Legliz Katolik nan CEP a. Mesye Ricardo Augustin se aktyèl reprezantan pou konferans Episkopal nan CEP a epi tou li aktyèl trezorye. Dapre Radyo Vizyon 2000, yon sous kole ak legliz la enfòme yo ke desizyon an te deja pran pou choute l 'soti nan CEP a. Koulye a, se jis yon kesyon de tan anvan enfòmasyon an soti piblik.

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CEP requests Emergency Meeting as election for January 17 impossible

Haiti Postponed Election

The CEP and the executive are both on reverse gears, as the run-off Presidential election in Haiti kept on postponing. The Executive and the CEP have scheduled an emergency meeting to discuss the new target date for the election set for January 17 which is less than two weeks away. The meeting is scheduled for today(January 5, 2015). In a letter from the President of the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP), Pierre Louis Opont to President Michel martelly, he indicated that in a meeting with the other CEP members that took place on January 4th, they CEP members were in agreement that it would be very difficult, even impossible to hold the elections on January 17.

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Gedeon Jean, not signing recommendations, wants to have it both ways

Member of the Presidential Election Evaluation, Me Gedeon Jean

To me this is another case of "Maronage" that we see often with Haitians. The representative of the Human Rights, Me Gedeon Jean, was the only member of the Presidential Election Evaluation who decided not to sign the recommendations. According to Jean, he found several cases of severe irregularities in some of the Procee Verbals (PV) and felt a complete vote recount should have been done by the Commission. Also, he was not in favor of a total annulment of the election either.

I thinks Me Gedeon Jean wants to have it both ways. If things turn out acceptable, he is there. If things turn out bad for the member of the Presidential Election Evaluation, in a sense, if they become discredited, he can find an escape route. It is just like a woman who is telling you that she is just a little bit pregnant. That can't happen; you can be either pregnant or not.

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Presidential commission, not addressing crisis, issued report

Commission of electoral evaluation finally installed

The presidential Commission probably wished that they had selected another group of Proces-Verbal (PV) on which to base their conclusion. From a sample of 1770 PV randomly selected from the election of October 25, the commission has found many cases of irregularities and fraud. More than 30 percent of the votes sampled by the commission could not be traced to an actual identification card. More than 43 percent of the Proces-Verbal (PV) were altered or modified. At least 39 percent of the people who had voted, based on the sample, were not included in the list. It is also important to report that Mandators are allowed to vote at the place they are and do not necessarily need to be included in any list.

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January 24, New Date for the Presidential & Legislative Run-Offs In Haiti

The Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) has given a new election date for the presidential and legislative runoffs. It is scheduled to be held on January 24, 2016. Earlier on January 1, 2016, on the Haitian Independence Day, President Martelly had announced that as per CEP's information to him the election has been scheduled on January 17th, 2016 so that there would be ample time for the new President of the nation to swear in on February 7, 2016. However, after that the CEP has informed him that preparing for January 17 would be very difficult, if not impossible to them. On Wednesday, January 6th, President Martelly, while walking to his motorcade in the Petion-Ville suburb of Port-au-Prince, has informed that he has received a letter from the election authority confirming the new date on January 24, 2016.

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Michel Martelly set run-off election for January 17, 2016

President Michel Martelly in conflict with Haitian Senators

How can that be possible? A president who has his own candidate in a race is the one running the show. President Michel Martelly has decided to create his own commission to look at alleged frauds for which his political party was accuse of. In addition, knowing already what the decision of his commission will be before they even had the chance to finish their work, President Michel Martelly has set a date for the run-off election which is January 17, 2016. In a speech on Haiti's independence day, he called on all Haitians to respect the rules of the game and to go to the polls on January 17.

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