The European Union has demanded Wednesday that all parties in Haiti to respect the results of the partial presidential and legislative elections on Sunday November 20 in the country, held in a "particularly difficult" context after the hurricane.
"This election is the result of a democratic process and must be respected by all parties", spokesman for the European External Action Service, Federica Mogherini,said in a statement to assess the first round of presidential and legislative elections.
The EU has assessed that both the Government and the Provisional Electoral Council have managed to "create the conditions for security and logistics that have enabled people to exercise their right to vote with serenity" with the support of the different political actors "despite the context particularly difficult post-hurricane that caused significant logistical challenges."
After the vote, the EU recalled that now the responsibility of the Provisional Electoral Council is to complete the process of counting the votes "in full transparency" so that they can publish the results within ten days and in any case the EU will "carefully "watch the evolution of the electoral process through their deployed experts and analysis of national and international observers.
Haitians flocked Sunday to the polls to elect a president, a year later than planned, due to political paralysis and a humanitarian crisis that the small Caribbean nation does not stop to trace.
In the case of the presidential elections, a total of 27 candidates are vying for the presidency, although the only ones with a chance of winning are Jovenel Moise, from the PHTK party. Jude Celestin, the opposition party LAPEH, and Maryse Narcisse of the Fanmi Lavalas.