The president of the CEP, Leopold Berlanger,felt that he did not receive the respect he deserves as CEP president when he went to celebrate Fourth of July America Independence day at the private residence of the US ambassador in Port-au-Prince. According to journalist Tamara Orion of Signal FM, Leopold Berlanger accompanied by his wife was stopped at the gate of the Ambassador's residence and forbidden from going in in his car. The President of the CEP was instructed by the guard to go park his car at a golf course located at quite some distance from the residence before the couple could get in. Upset by the reception, Mr. Berlanger insisted in telling the guards that he was the president of the CEP. Finally, as he was unable to get access with his car, Leopold Berlanger decided to leave without attending the 4th of July celebration.
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.
In preparation to the opening of the 50th legislative session scheduled for January 11, 2016, the elected Parliamentarians were invited to obtain their certificates which give them access to the Haitian parliament. Here is the time calendar as to when these elected officials can come to pick-up their Certificate.
All elected Senators can drop by between 8:30am and 3:30pm. For the elected Deputies, the schedule is as follows:
For Department: Ouest and Centre: 8:30am - 9:00am
For Sud-Est and Nippes: 9:15am - 10:am
For Nord and Nord-Est: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Artibonite and Nord-Ouest: 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Kalandriye pou palmantè eli yo vini pran sètifika yo nan CEP
Nan preparasyon pou ouvèti sinquantieme lejislatif pwograme nan 11 janvye 2016, Palmantè eli yo te envite pou yo vini pran sètifika yo ki ba yo aksè nan palman an ayisyen an. Me kalandriye tan kòm nan lè ofisyèl sa yo ka vin pran Sètifika yo.
How can that be possible? A president who has his own candidate in a race is the one running the show. President Michel Martelly has decided to create his own commission to look at alleged frauds for which his political party was accuse of. In addition, knowing already what the decision of his commission will be before they even had the chance to finish their work, President Michel Martelly has set a date for the run-off election which is January 17, 2016. In a speech on Haiti's independence day, he called on all Haitians to respect the rules of the game and to go to the polls on January 17.
In a Decree issued on December 16, 2015, President Martelly created a commission called Commission of Electoral Evaluation. This mission of this new commission is to guarantee tramsparency, credibility and legitimity of the electoral process. The Commission is composed as follows :
Mr Rony Desroches
Mgr Patrick Aris
Mr Joseph Emmanuel Charlemagne (Manno)
Mrs Euvonie Georges Auguste
Mr Anthony Pascal (Kompe Filo)
Article 3 of this Decree gives both candidates qualified for the second round the possibility to appoint a representative to attend the proceedings of the Commission
Prime Minister Evans Paul has officially aligned himself with the opposition that have been asking for the creation of an independent commission to investigate the election results. In a press release published on Twitter after midnight Thursday, the Prime Minister made the recommendation to President Michel Martelly for the formation of the commission that would have 72 hours to report back with recommendations to the government and the CEP. One very important question is: who should be part of this commission? this is an open question.
At this time, we don't know if a commission is possible, who are acceptable to be in it, whether or not Jude Celestin, the G8 will agree to it. In the meantime, election is scheduled for Dercember 27, 2015 or in less than two weeks from now. Also some members of the CEP members have threatened to resign in bloc if any commission is appointed.
Louis Gonzague Edner Day, yon zanmi pwòch Prezidan Michel Martelly ak ansyen Deleguee depatmantal West te di ke pa gen yon sèl moun ki pral aksepte Jovenel Moise kòm pwochen Prezidan an Ayiti. Deklarasyon an te fè yè (12/115/15) nan radyo "Envite du jour" ak Valery Numa, Vision 2000. Day mete kandida PHTK a responsab pou kriz la, li di ke Jovenel Moise se kòz dirèk nan aktyèl kriz eleksyon an Ayiti. Li pa dakò wout Prezidan Michel Martelly ap eseye pran pou enpoze kandida PHTK sou peyi a.
Kisa ou panse?
No one will accept Jovenel Moise as President, said Gonzague Day
Dapre Moise Jean Charles ki yon Kandida pou prezidan ak manm nan G8 la, Osi lontan ke Jovenel Moïse rete nan ras la ou ka bliye zafè eleksyon ane sa a. Pou eleksyon posib 27 Desanm , pa sèlman Jovenel Moise dwe soti nan konpetisyon an, men tou plizyè konseye elektoral ak chanjman nan gouvènman an. Kandida anba banyè "pitit Dessalin" lan di sèlman apre yo fin fè chanjman sa yo ke nou ca kòmanse pale osijè eleksyon.
There will be no elections on December 27, Moise Jean Charles
Jean-Charles Moïse (48) is a presidential candidate from his own Platfom Pitit Desalin. In the last October 25, 2015 election, he came third with 14.27% (229,109) votes, after Jovenel Moïse (PHTK) and Jude Celestin (LAPEH). This former Senator from the North and three times Mayor of Milot with a swell of public support is facing an uphill climb against the machinery of Martelly administration and electoral apparatus funded by the international community. During his election campaign, he has promised if he wins the election, he will work on food self-sufficiency and make significant changes in the health sector. PetroCaribe fund will be used, giving priority to road infrastructure, schools and universities and professional centers. Adequate public housing programs will be made for teachers and police officers.
Who said that Haitians could not put their head together to accomplish something? The proof can be seen just after the election. After a group of candidate got behind Jude Celestin as G8, now is the turn of an ever bigger group called G30, to get in and demostrate that in fact they can sing the song "Lunion fait la Force" or "Unity is strength". Louko Desir who you may well know as being the Presidential candidate who came last in the last election is one of the initiators of this project. According to Louko, G30 is political group 30 candidates who participated in the last presidential election. They have decided to put ideas from various political parties and have them to become one single project. Louko Desir went on to say that the group G30 has met in several occasions in the past and will soon issue a note to let the public know about their position.
The G8 has stated that a transparent, honest, fair and free election is not possible under the current condition. Jude Celestin of Lapeh agrees with the G8 and will make his decision known soon not to participate in the next election.
G8 Tells Martelly Make Changes or Forfeit 2015 Election. Presidential candidates are asking Martelly and PEC to investigate October 25th election results, biased towards Jovenel Moise. If Martelly and the PEC refuse, G8 will make stringent demands for reform.
G8 wants replacement of some CEP members; the appointment of a new chief of police; and an audit of the voting process.
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