Simon Dieuseul Desras meeting Cheryl Mills on Organization of Elections

Election time is one of the most important affairs for every political body or institution. In Haiti, the Martelly-Lamothe administration is facing a big problem in terms of electing a new set of officials for its legislature. The country's elections were supposed to be held in November 2011, but due to the worsening rift between members of the Senate, it has yet to happen. This has resulted to the legislature short as nearly a third of the senate left with no newly-elected senators to take their places.


In early July, Haitian President Michel Martelly has given the parliament eight days to choose three officials for the Permanent Electoral Council (CEP) in hopes that the elections will be able to push through before the end of 2012. But after these eight days, the legislature has given no response to the President's request.

With the Senate divided and not holding any sessions for more than two months, the Haitian government is left handicapped. That is why Senate President Simon Dieuseul Desras met with the U.S. government's Hillary Clinton's Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills in mid-July to finally establishing the CEP and organizing the upcoming elections in Haiti. Despite the Senate President's efforts, some senators disapprove of the move, citing the legislature is not ready under present conditions of their lacking quorum to make a decision. The unification of the Senate and the elections ever happening is yet to be decided upon and hopefully soon as the Haitian government is running out of time.

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