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Haiti Once Again Missed Deadline for Holding Elections

This is the third time that Haiti's presidential runoff has been delayed. It is now impossible to elect a new President who would take office on May 14, 2016, as per the stipulation of the February 5th accord, and it is equally impossible to find a new elected government who would take power from the caretaker government.

The provisional President Jocelerme Privert has told the press that he would publish a new election calendar by the end of May. As per his statement, political stability is a precondition to ensure a credible election process. The opposition candidates and local electoral observation groups have insisted that no second round of election could happen unless proper investigations have been made on the two earlier phases of elections held on August 9, 2015 (for the legislative assembly) and October 25, 2015 (for the first round of presidential election), because as per their charges the holding and results of these two elections were marred by massive frauds. Two main presidential candidates Jovenel Moïse and Jude Célestin did not sign a document outlining the terms of reference of the Independent Commission of Electoral Evaluation and Verification. The country has been in a political turmoil since the first round presidential election was questioned by losing candidates.

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From once worst enemies, LAPEH now wants to join PHTK in government protest

Haiti is unique in many aspects. However, in the are of politic, no other countries can even come close. After years of fighting the Martelly government, now we are in the process of witnessing one of the most famous reunion. LAPEH is actually contemplating the possibility to join forces with PHTK to fight the government of Jocelerme Privert.

Jean Hector Anacacis who is the Coordinator of the Alternative League for Progress of Haiti (LAPEH) indicated that his party has the same concerns with PHTK as to the willingness for Jocelerme Privert to conduct elections. He also stated that LAPEH may have to get together with PHTK to exercise pressure on Privert to hold the second round of elections.

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Members of the Independent Commission for electoral verification known

The Independent Commission for evaluation and electoral verification in Haiti is now in place. All five persons that will be responsible for the verification have been nominated. According to a source we can trust, the five members are as follows:

Erick Gaillard,
Marc Donald Jean,
Pierre Wilfrid Sanon,
Gédéon Jean
François Benoît

As you may known, Erick Gaillard was appointed by the Order of Chartered Accountants Haitian ; Marc Jean Donald who is a former senator was appointed by the Episcopal / Anglican Church, Gideon Jean was appointed by former members of the Election Assessment Commission. The Decree nominating these five members will be published shortly in the Gazette

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The process to create a Verification Commission for the Elections has began

Provisional President Jocelerme Privert and various political party representatives were meeting this Thusdaday, April 12, 2016 to discuss one of the most challenging aspect of his presidency, the creation of a Verification Commission. The objective of this particular meeting was to define the role of this Commission. Among the people who were at the meeting, we noticed the presence of Eric Jean-Baptiste, Yves Germain, Maryse Narcisse, Yvon Feuille, Evelt Fanfan, Jacques Sampeur, Edwin Justin and Pierre Espérance.

The G8 declines the invitation. They issued a statement saying that "they did not want to give substance to the perception of those who see in the multiplication of these meetings a delaying tactic or the temptation to use the Commission as a blackmail tool"

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Final Results of the elections for 69 municipalities in Haiti

The CEP has published the final results of the municipal elections that took place on October 25, 2015 for 69 municipalities as they were not as these municipalities were not subject to any challenge. Here are the results by Department:



Grand Anse




North West



South East

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Jean Max Bellerive, Do not expect elections in Haiti any time soon

Jean Max Bellerive who is the chief of staff to President Jocelerme Privert stated that it is impossible to conduct the elections in 24 days or on on April 24, as the agreement of March 6 requires. According to agreement signed by former President Michel Martelly, Jocelerme Privert and Cholzer Chancy, the second round of the presidential and legislative elections is supposed to be held on April 24, 2016. Some people are accusing the government of Jocelerme Privert for not moving fast enough with the election process, suggesting that they are creating all kind of tactics to remain in power past the deadline in the agreement.

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Me Carlos Hercules speaking on barriers to democratic elections

Me Carlos Hercules has spoken. In his statement during the installation of the different members of the electoral authorities, the Vice Chairman and member of the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) delivered a message where he is asking for a level of fairness in the entire process. According to Me Carlos Hercules, "It is unrealistic to expect the outcome of last year's elections without considering the primarily concerned". " It is impossible to obtain of electoral operators a job well done if they are not paid on time"."It is unrealistic to pretend to the holding of credible elections, honest, democratic elections if the corrupting forces did not abstain; if external forces do not refrain of trafficking of influences and to inclinations to decide in the place and instead of the holders."

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Will a Commission of verification be created and if so by whom?

I see that the Government of Jocelerme Privert and Enex Jean-Charles is on its way to have the same faith as its predecessors, a government disliked by many where many in the population asking them to leave "Dechoukaj". Do you remember the slogan: " Vle Pa Vle Fok Lale "?, don't worry it will be back soon.

let's take a look ahead to see what is coming in front of the speeding train of the Privert-Jena-Charles team. Several political parties have been demanding that a Commission of Verification be established to evaluate possible fraud during the elections in 2015. However, many are opposed to the Verification Commission, it might be for good reasons. Some of those elected during these questionable elections are already in function and probably started cashing in by selling their votes.

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Jovenel Moise in fifth place, not qualified for run off election

Jovenel Moise and the political party PHTK have not been feeling well since February 19, 2016. That was the time when Jovenel Moise and representatives of PHTK met provisional president Jocelerme Privert and learned the bad news. According to Jovenel Moise who was recently on Scoop FM, PHTK was informed at that time by Privert that he was not aware that Jovenel Moise was qualified for the run-off presidential election. Instead, based on the information in possession of the Haitian president, Jovenel Moise came in fifth place in that election and not first as the CEP of Pierre Louis Opont would have suggested.

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Leopold Berlanger back to the CEP, representing Media sector

The Director of Radio Vision 2000 is back in the CEP. He was designated by several organizations of Haitian media to represent them. Among the organizations involved in his selection, we find: the Assossiation National of Haitian Media (ANMH) headed by Mr. Herold Jean Francois. Don't forget that in April, 2013, Leopold Berlanger was designated by the CEPJ to be part of the CTCEP

What do you think?

Haitian Kreyol:

Leopold Berlanger tounen nan CEP a, kounye a reprezante Media sektè

Direktè Radyo Vizyon 2000 tounen nan CEP a. Li te deziyen pa plizyè òganizasyon nan medya ayisyen an pou reprezante yo. Pami òganizasyon sa yo, nou jwenn: Assossiation Nasyonal pou Media Ayisyen (ANMH) ki dirije pa Mesye Herold Jean Francois. Pa bliye ke nan mwa avril, 2013, Leopold Berlanger te deziyen pa CEPJ a yo dwe yon pati nan CTCEP la

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