The presidential candidate of the Opposition, Jude Celestin, reiterated last week his refusal to participate in the second round of presidential elections on January 24, 2016. Mr. Célestin informed that the democratic sector will present a solution to end the crisis over from this week.

Célestin denied the accusations of the ruling party candidate believing he secretly realize his electoral campaign for the second round. According to the Lapeh candidate this charge is part of a plan to lend credibility to the election. It will not be an election but a selection, launches Mr. Célestin sure that this will contribute to a worsening of the crisis.

At the same time Mr. Célestin believes that the election of January 24 will be zero for several reasons including because the ballots will be initialed by the representatives of one political party. He recalled that his party has not designated any agent to the polls on January 24.

The candidate of Lapeh stresses the need for the CEP  to apply the recommendations of the independent commission on the first round of presidential and legislative. He argues that the conditions are not met for the holding of fair and credible elections.

Asked about the behavior of representatives of the international community, Mr. Celestin denied that the ambassadors to Port-au-Prince have tried to pressure to force him to participate in the second round of presidential elections.