Electoral Observation Mission of the EU disagrees with electoral verification commission and ends its work in Haiti
Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 Under: Diplomacy
The Electoral Observation Mission of the European Union in Haiti (EU EOM) considers that the "circumstances" appropriate are not met to continue their work in this country, after the invalidation of elections held last year and the publication of the new electoral calendar.
In a statement released today further, it indicates that the date of new elections scheduled for October 9, and stresses that the legislative year and the last Haitian elections were "well organized according to international standards ".
It added that the analysis published on May 30 by the Commission audit of the election results of last year contains "court decisions, and methodological concept."
On Monday, the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) of Haiti has canceled the presidential elections last year and called for new elections.
According to the new electoral calendar 9 October will be held the first round, and if necessary, on January 8th next year, the second.
Thus, the CEP made the recommendations contained in the report of the Credentials Committee on the results of the first round of presidential elections in Haiti.
On May 30, the Commission recommended to cancel the presidential elections held last year in the country and the organization of new elections because of fraud detected.
Note published today by the EU EOM indicates that the final decision on whether the mission should remain in the country is the decision of the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini .
Finally, it calls on the Haitian authorities to make efforts to "preserve the institutions and involve the Haitian people in the civic life of their country."
Haiti held on 25 of October, 2015, the first round of elections for the presidency, the entire House of Representatives and the Senate, and many municipal governments.
However, the second round was postponed three times and President Michel Martelly ended last February his constitutional term of five years without transfering power to a legitimate successor, Jocelerme Privert, then president of Senate was elected as interim president for a 120 days non renewable mandate.
In : Diplomacy