The G8 no longer exist; however, it continues to make news. It is conformed that four of the members for sure will not participate in the next presidential election. According to Samuel Madistin in an interview with Valery Numa on Vision 2000, Mario Andresol, Eric Jean Baptiste, Sauveur Pierre Étienne and Steven Benoit will not participate in the next Presidential election in Haiti. He continued to say that Jean-Henry Céant and himself (Samuel Madistin) have not made a decision yet. The two candidate who will for sure participate in the next election are Jude Celestin and Moise Jean Charles
We have learned that there is a high possibility that one candidate could represent the G8 in the next presidential election in Haiti. I know what the next question is and I will answer it immediately. No, Moise Jean-Charles will not fall for something like this and would run under the banner "Pitit Dessalin". the group is currently working on the plan if thy manage to have a consensus on one candidate, it will likely be Jude Celestin.
Wouldn't this be interesting if we could have a race with Jude Celestin, Moise Jean-Charles, Maryse Narcisse and Jovenel Moise?
We don't know how many members of the G8 will participate in the next presidential election in scheduled for October 9; however, we know for sure that Steven Benoit will not. he has made it official that he will not be a candidate in the next presidential elections in Haiti. According to Steven, he will give its full support to the candidate that the G-8 will designate. As you may remember, Senator Steven Benoit who ran in the previous presidential election under Platform Konviksyon was place on 8th position. He is a member of the G8.
In a note to the newsmedia, the G8 rejected the report issued by the Commission and demands the establishment of a government of transition to replace Martelly-Paul Government. According to the G8, the commission did not have the courage to make appropriate recommendations following observation of massive frauds because of their dependence on the executive government and the international community.
G8 rejte rapò ki soti nan Komisyon, vle gouvènman tranzisyon
Nan yon nòt yo bay Lapes, G8 la rejte rapò emèt pa Komisyon an. Yo mande etablisman yon gouvènman tranzisyon pou ranplase Gouvènman Martelly-Paul an. Dapre G8 la, komisyon an pa t 'gen kouraj pou fè rekòmandasyon ki apwopriye yo apre obsèvasyon frod masiv paske yo depandans de gouvènman egzekitif ak kominote entènasyonal la.
On Thursday, December 17, President Martelly ordered to create a special "Commission of Electoral Evaluation" under section 136 of the Constitution and the Decree of 17 May 2005. The commission would assess the situation of the country's upcoming electoral process scheduled on December 27th, within the next 3 days and will report the commission with necessary recommendation. The creation of the commission has been announced by the Prime Minister Evans Paul through a press note. However, the G8, Fanmi Lavalas and other opposition parties have said this Commission on Electoral Evaluation does not meet their main demand of an independent inquiry commission to investigate the alleged frauds concerning the Minutes of the of October 25th election and the preliminary presidential election results.
The current political crisis in Haiti has reached an unprecedent level. The creation of an evaluation commission was supposed to facilitate the electoral process; however, somehow it has managed to make things worst. Now both the Group G8 with jude Celestin and Fanmi Lavalas rejected the Commission of Evaluation. they actually consider this action as the latest manouver by the president and are calling on the Haitian population for keep the pressure on the government.
The group G8 said that the learned the formation of a commission via the news media. They also stated that they noted that the request for the formation of a commission came from the CEP but the request was never made public. Both G8 and Fanmi lavalas feel that both the Executive and the CEP that are at the origin of this commission are part of the current problem and that it is unthinkable to have them engaged in the formation of a commission to impose a solution to the problem.
The Citizen Observatory for the Institutionalization of the Democracy (OCID) is a consortium of the civil society, composed of the Civil Society Initiative (ISC), the Ecumenical Center for Human Rights (CEDH) and JURIMEDIA. The consortium is very worried and has undermined the credibility of the Haitian electoral apparatus to conduct a feasible second round of presidential elections on December 27th, 2015, and believes that the action of the CEP is derogatory to the decision of National Electoral Complaints and Challenges Bureau (BCEN).
The publication of the final results of the presidential elections on 24 November was careless and hasty. The competent authority should conduct some serious investigation and consult stakeholders to find an accepted, agreed mechanism. The actors should and could have played a more responsible role. After G8, 30 losing presidential candidates have formed another group as 'G30'. The new group has announced that they would take a series of civic, media, political, diplomatic and legal offensives to ensure that the will of the Haitian people is truly translated in the election result. Among others, Luckner Desir is a part of the team.
As per Fednel Monchéry, the coordinator of the platform "Repon Peyizan", Jude Celestin is a victim of the latest election process. Sadly, he became a hostage after joining a bad company like the 'Group G8' because all other members of the group are losers except Jude and they are preventing him to participate in the final runoff.
Out of the total percentage of vote obtained (49.81%) by the G8 members, Celestine under LAPEH banner alone bagged 25.27% vote, while the remaining seven members were left with the total of 24.54%. Jovenel Moïse's success in the first round election, with 32.81% votes against 25.27% of Jude Célestin, was little unexpected because Celestine had a pre-election approval rating of 33.4% while Moise was much behind in the second place with 17.5% approval. Celestin should understand this.
When eight losing presidential candidates (G8) including seven of ten vote getters, representing 49.81% of the vote, could not convince the CEP to form an independent commission of inquiry to inquire and assess the alleged frauds affecting the integrity of the October 25th election, they gave their ultimatum.
They (G 8) are of opinion 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 present Police Nationale d'Haïti (PNH). These eight losing eight candidates (G8) have demanded a transitional government which would be empowered to adopt a new constitution with various reforms needed to organize a credible election within next two years. These eight candidates (G8) are: Jude Celestin, Jean Charles Moise, Samuel Madistin, Sauveur Pierre Etienne, Eric Jean Baptiste, Steven Benoit, Jean Henry Ceant and Mario Andresol.
As per news dated November 30, 2015, the eight losing presidential candidates (G8) out of total 54 candidates representing 49.81% of total votes, following the failure of a meeting with the CEP demanding to form an independent commission of inquiry to inquire and assess the alleged frauds affecting the integrity of the October 25th election, are now demanding either a change in Haiti's electoral council and national police department or a transitional government to oversee a new general election. These candidates include seven of top ten vote getters and each of them claim they won the presidency in the first round of election held on October 25th, 2015. As per their demand, the transitional government would be empowered to adopt a new constitution with various reforms needed to organize a credible election within next two years.
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