Elections of December 27th in Haiti Postponed

As per notice issued by the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP), the day of second run off of the presidential election has been deferred from earlier December 27, 2015, instead, it has been rescheduled on January 17, 2016. The CEP has invited the cooperation of all actors to participate and complete the process successfully.


On January 1, 2016, on the day of Haitian independence, President Martelly has announced that the second round of presidential runoff will be held on January 17, 2016. He has called on civilians and actors to respect the rules of the game and go to the polls. As per news report dated, January 3, 2016, the Commission of Electoral Evaluation has submitted its report. As per its report, first-round vote was plagued by irregularities; however, a final run-off can take place as scheduled in two weeks. It has recommended legal actions against some poll workers and others. It has also mentioned that 'electoral institution no longer enjoys the credibility to hold a fair election, if it is permitted to continue, can put the country into some more serious trouble.

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