Haiti Election 2015
A survey conducted by the Haitian surveys firm Brides has Jovenel Moise once again leading the presidential race in Haiti. He is estimated to be winning 41 percent of the votes, while Jude Celestin is trailing with 25.2% of likely voters. Here is the actual ranking by candidate:
Jovenel Moïse (P.H.T.K) - 4,868 votes (41.0%)
Jude Célestin (LAPEH) - 2,994 votes (25.2%)
Jean Charles Mouise (Pitit Dessalin) - 1,487 votes (12.5%)
Maryse Narcisse (Fanmi Lavalas) - 901 votes (7.6%)
Jean Henry Céant (Renmen Ayiti) - 209 votes (1.8%)
Beauzile Edmonde Ssupplice - (FUSION) 77 votes (0.6%)
Jean·Chavannes Jeune (Canaan) - 45 votes (0.4%)
Jean Clarens Rendis (UNIR) - 43 votes (0.4%)
Maxo Joseph (Randevous) - 43 votes (0.4%)
Daniel Dupiton (CONAPPH) - 32 votes (0.3%)
Jean Hervé Charles (PENH) - 24 votes (0.2%)
Luckner Désir (MPH) 24 votes - (0.2%)
Jacques Sampeur (KLE) 23 votes - (0.2%)
Roland Magloire (PDI) 19 votes - (0.2%)
The United States has suspended its financial assistance toward the completion of the presidential election process in Haiti and made it clear that they will not give even a penny for the Oct. 9 rerun election. According to State Department spokesman John Kirby on Thursday, "We did not plan funding for two more electoral rounds in 2016 and 2017". Mr Kirby explained in his news briefing that the suspension of electoral aid did not mean a reduction in U.S. support for various development projects in Haiti.
This is not a shock to the Haitian authorities. Instead it might be welcome even though the government doesn't necessarily have the fund to conduct these elections. The president of the CEP Léopold Berlanger as well as interim President Jocelerme Privert have stated in the past that these elections should be funded by Haitians. Presidential spokesman Serge Simon has stated recently that: "We already made ourselves clear: Haiti will make all effort to find the $55 million to do the elections."
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.
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.
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"
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.
There is something that people in Haiti often say: "Pwoblem Pap Fini nan peyi sa". It translates as "Problem will never end in this country". That could't be more true than now with what is going on with the presidential election. To demonstrate how we (Haitians) have the capacity to create KO, just 10 days before a scheduled presidential election, one candidate has decided to make it official that he will not be participating. In an interview at radio Kiskeya on January 14, Jude Celestin made it clear that he will not be one of the presidential candidates for the January 24 elections.
From what i have observed lately, it seems that the Executive government and the CEP are living in one planet while the opposition is in another one. While major preparations are underway by the Haitian President as well as the President of the CEP for a final confrontation between candidate Jovenel Moise and Jude Celestin, the opposition can see clearly the arrival of a transitional government in Haiti to clean up the mess left by both President Michel Martelly and the CEP who have been bug down with corruption, fraud and manipulation of the previous elections. According to the CEP, the campaign season has began, starting today, January 8 to January 22. in the meantime, LAPEH camp said that there can not be an election with only one candidate, in another way, Jude Celestin will not take part on this.
The CEP and the executive are both on reverse gears, as the run-off Presidential election in Haiti kept on postponing. The Executive and the CEP have scheduled an emergency meeting to discuss the new target date for the election set for January 17 which is less than two weeks away. The meeting is scheduled for today(January 5, 2015). In a letter from the President of the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP), Pierre Louis Opont to President Michel martelly, he indicated that in a meeting with the other CEP members that took place on January 4th, they CEP members were in agreement that it would be very difficult, even impossible to hold the elections on January 17.
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.
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