Haitian electoral authorities on Wednesday presented a detailed budget of $ 55 million for the organization of the new presidential election.
By seeking money here and there in the government in place, the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) now hopes to organize a two-round election to choose a new head of state for Haiti. The first round will take place on 9 October.
The first round on 25th of October was canceled after a report of the Electoral Assessment Commission had concluded that the elections were marred by "massive fraud".
The Director General of the CEP, Uder Antoine, said he had demanded $ 48 million in the same Haitian treasury he acknowledged that he could get less. The CEP has only $ 6.5 million in the electoral fund managed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Mr. Antoine said he does not foresee any problems in the organization of elections in October.
In an interview with The Associated Press, he said that never before a Haitian electoral council had publicly unveiled a budget provided for the organization of an election.
The United States does not contribute financially to the next election.
The Special Coordinator for Haiti to the US Department of State, Kenneth Merten, said that "it was a good thing that Haitians occupy themselves of the electoral process."
"While we do not support financially this election, we support the simple fact that there will be an election," he added.
Merten said the United States regretted that the European Union has decided not to send observers during the election. The Organization of American States still plans to send.