The President of the CEP, Leopold Berlanger, thinks he has the problem regarding "Mandataires" or poll watchers under control for the next election scheduled for October 9, 2016. Berlanger admitted that what has triggered fraud in the previous election was the phenomenon of assigning blank accreditation cards to over 1 million poll watchers or "Mandataires" and allowing them to potentially cast multiple ballots at any polling station they want.
The current plan is to assign "Mandataires" only to the voting centers and polling stations where they are registered. Leopold Berlanger thinks that will reduce the potential for fraud.
In addition, this time anyone caught cheating will be published in the media with details of their crimes.
After many attempts to resign the CEP, Roudy Stanley Penn now made it official this time. In his resignation statement, he declared that hi is called to do other things. Roudy was one of the spoke person for the new CEP under Leopold Berlanger Jr. He was the campaign manager for Senator Jean Renel Senatus,(Zokiki)
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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."
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.
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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Yesterday, March 30, 2016, in an official ceremony at Haiti Cour of Cassation , the new CEP took office. It will have the task and challenge to successfully complete the election process in Haiti unlike many many other CEP before them. We also learned that this new provisional electoral council will be headed by Leopold Berlanger. The Director of Radio Vision 2000 was designated by several organizations of Haitian media to represent them. This has not been made official yet, however some sources revealed that Leopold Berlanger will be the new president of the CEP, a position previously occupied by Pierre-Louis Opont.
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
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Leopold Berlanger tounen nan CEP a, kounye a reprezante Media sektè
Last Friday at a ceremony at the Court of Cassation in Frères, 7 of 9 CEP representatives were sworn. Two of the members were not present for the ceremony: Me. Néhémy Joseph and Léopold Berlanger.
Me. Néhémy Joseph is still waiting for response to a correspondence sent to the President of the Senate, Dieuseul Simon Desras. As to Léopold Berlanger, he explained in a letter addressed to the President of the Court of Cassation is reasons for his absence.
Senate representative was absent, still without response to the correspondence sent to the President of the Senate, Dieuseul Simon Desras, which must confirm him his position
Another representative of the Executive government has taken control. The 9 members of the College Transitional of Permanent Electoral Council (CTCEP), have elected the various members to fulfill the various positions. Emmanuel Ménard, the representative of the Executive branch of government was elected president.
Here is the actual structure with their new positions:
Composition of the Bureau of CTCEP :
Emmanuel Ménard, Chair (Executive Branch)
Mary Clunie Dumay Miracles, Vice - President (Legislative Power)
Marie Carole Duclervil Floréal, General Secretary (Judicial Power)
Pierre Simon Georges, Treasurer (Legislative Power)
Applyx Felix, Advisor (Judicial Power)
Chantal Raymond, Advisor (Executive Power)
Léopold Berlanger, Advisor (Judicial Power)
Margareth Giraud St-Louis, Advisor (Executive Power)
Joseph Néhémy, Advisor (Legislative Power)
I have a Panic attack.
I don't know about you but I feel that the Government is either lucky, influencial or is working to get control of the CTCEP at any cost.
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