Arrival of voting materials in Haiti for second round presidential election

Posted by on Sunday, January 17, 2016 Under: Elections

The Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) of Haiti announced Saturday  the arrival to the country of the latest materials for the second round of presidential elections, scheduled for January 24, in which the opposition refuses to participate in the alleged partiality organizers.

The materials arrived from Dubai, according to a CEP, who invited the political parties to claim their financing funds according to the electoral decree.

The CEP also released today its list of national and international observers accredited for the elections.

The second round of elections was suppose to be held on 27 December, but the Haitian opposition pressured President Michel Martelly to postpone it, with the argument that in the first round fraud in favor of the government candidate, Jovenel Moise was committed, and to the detriment of Jude Celestin.

Celestin reiterated today that he will not participate in the second round, which increases the political crisis, whose solution, analysts say, is going through a transitional government from February 7 when Martelly's mandate ends, prevented constitutionally to run for office.

Parallel to this electoral crisis, the CEP is experiencing serious difficulties, not only the fraud allegations, but by the resignation last week of two of its members and the dismissal of other charges of receiving a bribe of $ 15,000 from a former candidate for deputy to get elected in the legislative elections last year.

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