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CEP rejects requests for an independent commission

I don't understand this one. After a group of candidates had been saying that they want the formation of an independent commission to verify the preliminary election results. Knowing well the demand of these candidates, the CEP has decided to meet with eight of these candidates. After the well publicized meeting between the CEP and the G8, the CEP has decided to flatly reject their request.

VIDEO: The candidates are meeting with the CE

I really don't understand this. Here is what the CEP comes up with: "the law doesn't grant us the authority to do so". In a letter signed by the President of the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP), Pierre Louis Opont, the council holds the position that there is no provision in the electoral decree for the formation of an independent commission to review the results.

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Kole Ou Pran, Pa Kole Ou Pran Ak Jovenel Moise

After several meetings of the G8 candidates, the number two candidate Jude Celestin has threatened to forgo his participation in the final presidential runoff on December 27, 2015. On November 28th, the G8 candidates had given an ultimatum about holding elections where they had mentioned that no honest, transparent and credible election is possible under the presidency of Joseph Michel Martelly in conjunction with the functioning CEP (Provisional Electoral Council) along with the support of the present Police Nationale d'Haïti (PNH).

A transitional government is required to hold a free and credible election, which would be empowered to adopt a new constitution with various reforms needed to organize a credible election within next two years. The ultimatum was signed by all the G8 candidates.

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The CEP met the Opposition candiates (G8) for two hours

The meeting between the CEP and the members of the opposition took place in order to find a solution to the current election crisis. The so called G8 or presidential candidates of 8 political parties had a meeting with members of the CEP in order to put in place an independent commission to verify the vote sincerity of the election of October 25.

My question is that: How will that solve the current problem?

Samuel madistin, Jude Celestin, Sauveur Pierre etienne, Steven Benoit, Jean Charles Moise, Eric Jean Baptiste, Jean Henry Ceant and Mario Andresol who were present at the meeting are not in the same position. Each has different interests. Let's take for example a new independent commission is put in place. What really constitute an "Independent Commission in Haiti"? How many candidates would accept the result of the so called independent Commission?

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Municipal election results of October 25, 2015 released by CEP

In the middle of controversy and fraud allegation, the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) has released the preliminary results of the municipal elections for 140 communes. Some of the most remarkable and interesting are: Joseph Pierre Richard Duplan who became the new mayor of Port-au-Prince. Wilson Jeudy was re-elected as Mayor of Delmas. In the city of Les Cayes, Jean-Gabriel Fortune has become the new Mayor.

Below is a partial list of the results:

Port-au-Prince: Joseph Pierre Richard Duplan (PHTK) with 14.06%

Delmas: Wilson Jeudy (Randevous) with 21.16%,

Pétion-ville, Dominique Saint Roc (UNDH) with 14.56%,

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Evans Paul talking to opposition, open to independent vote verification

During a visit to Miami to participate at the National Alliance for the Advancement of Haitian Professionals, Haitian Prime minister Evans Paul is in support of an independent verification of the vote count regarding the October 25 first round of presidential elections in Haiti.

At the conference that took place at Florida International University in North Miami, the Prime Minister seems to understand the magnitude of the current crisis and acknowledged that something must be done to keep things from getting worst. He said that he is open to the request by a group of presidential candidates and local observers for an independent verification of the vote count; however, he doubts this will be enough to solve the problem. According to Evans Paul, "The question is who will make up this commission because the trust crisis in Haiti doesn't exclude anyone".

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UN denied UNOPS involvement in manipulating Haiti Election

The United Nations issued a note to deny ongoing allegations in the Haitian press that UNOPS has been involved in systematic manipulation of the last election. UNOPS which stands for United Nations Office for Project Services has been blamed for manipulation attempts in the past elections in Haiti in favor of PHTK political party.

For the election of August 9 and October 25, 2015, UNOPS was the entity with the responsibility to provide logistical support, including the delivery and recovery of sensitive materials from various voting centers in the country. UNOPS was also assisted by representatives of the CEP and also agents of the National Police of Haiti (PNH).

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Antoine Rodon Bien-Aime accused his political party of election fraud

According to the information obtained by HaitiObservet.Com, Antoine Rodon Bien-Aimé, Deputy of Cerca-Carvajal under the political party PHTK mades some shocking revelation of massive fraud. What makes the story so interesting is that those accusations were made against his own political party PHTK.

The revelations are as follows: A Canadian national, Sylvain Cotte, was recommended by the current head of the MINUStah in Haiti, Sandra Honore, to be hired for l'Unops, an organization responsible to provide logistic for the election in Haiti.

The Deputy of Cerca-Carvajal, Antoine Rodon Bien-Aimé, accused Sylvain Cotte for his involvement in introducing false "Proce Verbal" during the transportation to the Tabulation Center in favor of candidate Jovenel Moise. According to Mr. Bien-Aime, the "Proce Verbal" switched were produced in addition, in the home of a relative of president Michel Martelly.

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Jude Celestin seriously considering a withdrawal from the race

It doesn't look like the political crisis in Haiti is likely to be solved soon or quickly. There is a great possibility that one of the two candidates qualified to face each other may decide not to participate in the run off after all. From the latest information obtained by HaitiObserver.Com, Jude Celestin is now seriously considering a withdraw from the process in an attempt to apply more pressure to PHTK and Jovenel Moise. He clearly stated that as a members of G8, he was committed to the pact he signed together with seven other candidates.

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Maryse Narcisse, Vilaire Cluny Duroseau challenge election results

Out of all those who denounced the election results of November 5, only two candidates have taken actions. Fanmi Lavalas candidate, Dr. Maryse Narcisse and Vilaire Cluny Duroseau filed claims to contest the results before the deadline.

The BCED will hear both cased today (11/10/15). The protest period for the presidential election results had a 72 hour window which stated last Thursday and ended yesterday at 5 PM. Vilaire Cluny Duroseau doesn't agree with the number of votes attributed to him based on the number of "Proce Verbal" he has on hand. Maryse Narcisse complained about the election frauds in favor of Jovenel Moise.

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Candidates Demand the Creation of an Independent Commission

The following eight candidates (G8) representing 49.81% of total votes, who ran for the last Presidential election on October 25, 2015, have signed a joint note requesting the Provisional Election Commission (CEP) to form an independent commission to inquire about the alleged frauds affecting the integrity of the October 25, 2015 election.

The rankings in the contest and their shares of votes are given here along with the candidates' names and the banners they represent. Jude Célestin, LAPEH (2nd place total 394,390 or 25.27% votes), Moise Jean-Charles, Platfòm Pitit Dessalin (3rd place, total 222,646 or 14.27% votes), Éric Jean-Baptiste, M.A.S (5th place, total 56,671 or 3.63% votes), Jean-Henry Céant, Renmen Ayiti (6th place, total 39,005 or 2.50% votes), Sauveur Pierre Étienne, OPL (7th place, total 30,227 or 1.94% votes), Steven I. Benoit, Konviksyon (8th place, total 17,851 or 1.14% votes), Samuel Madistin, MOPOD (10th place, total 13,656 or 0.88% votes) and Charles Henry Baker, Respe (24th place, total 2,784 or 0.18% votes).

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