Michel Martelly Issues Commission of Electoral Evaluation Decree

On Thursday, December 17, 2015, after repeated allegations against the CEP and BCEN, the outgoing President Martelly ordered the creation of a special commission by virtue of the power of section 136 of the Constitution and the Decree of 17 May 2005, to assess the condition of the country's remaining electoral process scheduled to be held on December 27, 2015. Since the second runoff of the presidential election has been deferred and rescheduled for January 17, 2016 and two of the five commission members and their platforms were unwilling to participate in the commission, the commission has been reorganized with few changes on December 22nd. As per New York Times news report, the October 25 election was marred by so much ballot tampering, illegal voting and other abuses that it could be denounced as 'illegitimate'. The second place winner Jude Celestin has said, the October election and its consequential results were "ridiculous farce". As per Prime Minister Evans Paul, the main objective of this Commission would be to create political stability in the country and ensure that the entire voting process is transparent and free from all biases.


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