The Haitian National Assembly will elect the provisional president of Haiti on February 14, a week after Michel Martelly left office after completing his term without having chosen his successor because of the prolonged political crisis of the country, parliamentary sources reported today.
According to the timetable, the registration of candidates to lead the transitional government will be open until Thursday afternoon. It requires the candidate to have at least one member in the National Assembly, which is more than 30 years and is up to date in paying taxes. The registration of each of the candidates will cost 500,000 gourdes (about $ 8,200).
Before handing the presidency on Sunday, Martelly reached an agreement with Parliament for the installation of an interim government , whose head is elected by lawmakers, which is rejected by the opposition, which proposes that the provisional president is the current holder of the Supreme Court, Jules Cantave. the agreement establishes a transitional government mandated 120 days which must organize elections on 24 April.
The president coming out of these elections should be sworn in on May 14, as reported by some of the details of the agreement. Haiti had scheduled a Jan. 24 runoff election presidential elections, which were postponed two days earlier by the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) to the situation of violence in the country and has left at least four people so far dead.
In the first round of the presidential elections, held on 25 October, the candidates who received the most votes were the ruling Haitian Tet Kale Party (PHTK) Jovenel Moise, and the opposition League Alternative for Haitian Advancement and Empowerment (Lapeh), Jude Celestin. the latter refused to participate in the second round citing "serious irregularities "in the process.