The Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) of Haiti reiterated yesterday that it will publish the definitive results of the general elections held in the country last November 20 that gave provisional winner in the first round to Jovenel Moise of the PTHK party.
The executive director of the body responsible for organizing elections in Haiti, Uder Antoine, announced to the media, that the CEP is "ready" to issue final data of the elections on december 29th, in respect with the electoral calendar.
"The process is progressing with transparency and we are working to respect the date. So far there are no reasons to postpone", said the official
Antoine also assured that the Provisional Electoral Council is attentive to the challenges of the results of the votes, initiated by three political parties before the electoral court of the country, which ordered the verification of 12% of the ballots at random.
According to preliminary data provided by the CEP, the winner of the first round election was Jovenel Moise of the Haitian Tet Kale Party (PHTK), who would have obtained 55.67% of the votes, while his closest opponent, Jude Celestin, of the Alternative League for Haitian Progress and Emancipation (Lapeh), achieved 19.52%.
However, Celestin, as well as Moise Jean-Charles of Dessalines Children's Platform, and Marysse Narcisse of Familias Lavalas, three of the 27 candidates who came to the polls, have contested the results saying they have "solid evidence" of alleged electoral fraud.
Since February 15 of this year, an interim government headed by Jocelerme Privert leads the country after a week before the end of Michel Martelly's term without his successor being elected.