House of Representatives passed electoral law in Haiti

Haiti finally has a new election law. The news was delivered recently that, after the convening of members to a special session called by the Haitian President, Michelle Martelly, the law was passed on the 27th of November and it will make the road to elections within the Republic a smoother, more democratic one.


The terms of the new initiative are much like those in the one passed on October 2nd, and was passed following a second reading by a vast majority of the members of the Senate. The next step is for the written document, detailing the law and its particulars, to be sent for promulgation to the Executive. It will then be formally and officially published in the Le Moniteur journal. Following the date of the passing of the law, the President had 8 days within which he could raise any objections to it.

The news that the 71 deputy delegation unanimously agreed on the tenets of the law is welcome news to those in Haiti who prize democracy and longed for a new election date. They feel they have adequately demonstrated to the people of Haiti their willingness to foster their hope for democracy in the midst of party variances and various other obstacles. The objective, they say, is towards a politic governing of the state.

The document of the new electoral law will be published verbatim to its adoption by both chambers as the objections of the President regarding the political parties law were rejected by members of the lower house.

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