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Election

Official Haiti Electoral Timetable, easy and simple

The CEP of Léopold Berlanger

Election all over again in Haiti. On Monday, the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) announced the electoral timetable to finally put an end to the current cycle of election in Haiti. Here is what it will look like:

Launch of the electoral process to take place between 6 and 15 of June 2016

October 9, 2016 - Voting day number 1:
- 1st round of the Presidential election
- 2nd round of Legislative Complementary
- 1st round for 1/3 Senate

October 20 and 21, 2016: Preliminary results of the Presidential election and 1st round 1/3 of the Senate.

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The CEP wants to prevent Zombie voting in next election

The Nine member CEP (CTCEP) formed in April, 2013

A the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) announced the rerun of the last presidential election for October 9, 2016, they have decided to make some major changes to improve the electoral process all together. One of such changes includes putting an end to the practice of poll workers and observers being allowed to vote wherever they want on election day. The CEP thinks this was one of the reasons for fraud recently where more than 400,000 untraceable or Zombie votes and 180,000 fake voter were identified by the Verification Commission

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Publication of electoral timetable postponed until June 6

The CEP created by Jocelerme Privert

The results of the Verification Commission published yesterday (may 30, 2016) has domino effect. The CEP as announced that due to the publication, the electoral calendar has been postponed until June 6, 2016. According to the CEP spokesman, they made the decision in light of the Verification Commission results and also the recent Decree by the government modifying their tasks.

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Mandate of CEP extended to organize elections for Senate

The Nine member CEP (CTCEP) formed in April, 2013

President Jocelerme Privert has decided to extend the mandate of the Provisional Electoral Council, the CEP. The CEP is now responsible to organize elections for the renewal of one third of the Senate that will have its term ended in January, 20167. In addition, the CEP is now authorized to organize elections for all other vacancies until a Permanent Electoral Council is established

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Verification Commission will not have to say who goes to run off

The 5 Independent Members of the Verification Commission

Mr. François Benoit who is the President of the Commission of Verification was the guest of Valery Numa this morning(May 24, 2016). Contrary to what many of us were waiting to come out the evaluation, they will not indicate the candidates qualified to go to the run off presidential election. The Commission has an easier job than that. They will only have to indicate the level of fraud found in their evaluation of 25 percent of the sample. They will not have to say if the run of should be between Jude Celestin and Jovenel Moise, Jude and Moise Jean Charle, Maryse Narcisse and so on.....

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Only 510 out of 3235 Proce-Verbals inspected found to be acceptable

The 5 Independent Members of the Verification Commission

As we are getting close to the final report of the Commission of Verification, some interesting facts are are coming out. it was revealed that the Commission has found that out of 3235 Proce-Verbals inspected so far, only 510 of them were acceptable. In addition, The commission found massive fraud recorded in 90 percent of 490 Proce-Verbals excluded by the previous CEP. In addition, these deceptive acts were done in support of the candidate Jovenel Moise.

Mathias Pierre, a member of Pitit Dessaline, demands the removal of Jovenel Moise from the process. He quote article 178 of the Electoral decree.

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Uder Antoine replaces Mosler Georges as new Executive Director of CEP

Uder Antoine, new Executive Director of the CEP

This is Mr. Uder Antoine who has been named Executive Director of the CEP. He replaced Mosler Georges who left the position on Friday, may 23, 2016. Uder Antoine was the former coordinator of the Office of Management and Human resources.

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Mosler Georges resigned as Executive Director of the CEP

Mosler Georges, Executive Director of CEP, resigned

All of a sudden, and without any explanation, Mr. Mosler George resigned as Executive Director of the Provisional Electoral Council. This is quite a surprise. We have no one willing to comment on this. Mosler George played a key role in the elections of August 8 and October 25, 2015. He did not earn the trust of too many people as he was accused for having some responsibilities regarding the last election.

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Electoral calendar to be published May 31, regardless of Commission's results

Members of CEP 2016

The CEP wants to reassure everyone that he will keep his words and that the electoral calendar will be made public not one day before or one day after May 31, 2016. Their action will be independent from and regardless of the result of the Electoral Audit Commission. This what was related to us by the spokesman for the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP), Nicole Simeon. In a press conference given recently, Ms. Simeon stated that the election process has already begun and that the CEP can't wait for the Verification Commission to complete its work.

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Verification Commission to Review Only 15% of Tally Sheets

On Friday, May 8, 2016, the Election Verification and Evaluation Commission left many observers and analysts stunned by announcing that they could verify only 15% of the total tally sheets on its audit of the troubled 2015 election. This announcement of 'quick count' perhaps came out of mounting U.S Pressure which is pushing Haitian leaders and the Evaluation Commission to speed up and complete the evaluation on such a small size without further delaying a much delayed election process.

Some human rights organizations and some Haitian political parties, including Pitit Dessalines, have already expressed their objections to this methodology and have insisted to verify all 13,725 minutes of the last election. Some oppositions have even argued that the sampling process will be used as a smokescreen to remove their candidates from the contest.

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