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07/02/2016 06:08:03

Haiti - Politic : The details of the agreement from A to Z
Saturday at the National Palace, took place the signing of the political agreement between President of the Republic, Michel Martelly and the Presidents of both Houses of Parliament: Senator Jocelerme Privert (Senate) and Deputy Cholzer Chancy (Lower House) for institutional continuity at the end of the mandate of President of the Republic in the absence of an elected president and for the continuation of the electoral process begun in 2015.

This Sunday, the President Martelly before the National Assembly will make an address to the Nation on the end of his tenure and his departure from power.

Text of the agreement :

"Political agreement for institutional continuity at the end of the mandate of President of the Republic in the absence of an elected president and for the continuation of the electoral process begun in 2015

Considering Articles 92, 92-1, 95, 95-1, 98, 98-3, 118, 134-1, 134-2, 134-3, 149, 149-1 of the 1987 amended Constitution;

Having regard to Article 134-1 of the 1987 amended Constitution enshrining the end of the five-year President of the Republic on February 7 of the 5th year of its mandate;

Having regard to Article 134-3 of the 1987 amended Constitution providing that the President of the Republic can not benefit from any term extension;

Considering the commitment of all stakeholders in the process to find a Haitian solution going in the direction of the higher interests of the Haitian people, the preservation of democratic gains and consolidation of national cohesion;

Considering the urgency to reassure and inspire more confidence to all stakeholders involved in the electoral process;

Considering the failure of the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) and the need to revitalize to continue the electoral process;

Considering the term of office of the President of the Republic February 7, 2016;

Considering the obligation of the two (2) state powers, guardians of national sovereignty, to find a Haitian solution to ensure the continuity of the State on the basis of constitutional provisions by seeking a broad consensus of all forces of the nation, taking into account the exceptional situation;

Considering that it is imperative to reach agreement between the political powers of the State to create conditions of stability and social peace;

Considering the inauguration of Parliamentarians of the 50th legislature;

Considering that it is imperative to reach agreement between the political powers of the State to create conditions of stability and social peace;

Considering that it is necessary to set up a government with the confidence of Parliament;


After consultation initiated by the president with the presidents of two (2) houses,

THE REPRESENTATIVES OF TWO (2) POLITICAL POWERS, CO-DEPOSITORIES OF NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY, HAVE COMMITTED TO IMPLEMENTS AS FOLLOWS:

I. Of the departure of President from power on February 7, 2016

1. The President of the Republic, in front of the National Assembly made an address to the Nation regarding the end of his term and his departure from power on February 7, 2016. He informs the Parliament, as co-depositary of the national sovereignty, of the vacuum created by the situation in the executive branch.

2. The President of the National Assembly, by a responsif message says take note of the message of the President of the Republic and notes the presidential vacuum causing the dysfunction of the executive power.

3. The vacuum once observed, the President of the National Assembly instructed the Prime Minister in office of the management of current affairs and announces the election by the National Assembly of a Provisional President.

4. The President of the National Assembly took the opportunity to inform the holding within a period not exceeding five (5) calendar days of the presidential election by the National Assembly to fill the vacuum.

5. A bicameral committee is immediately formed to define and trace the procedure for the realization of these elections that have to be honest and transparent inclusive.

6. The election of the interim president will take place 48 hours after the close of registration.

7. The mandate of the temporary President is up to 120 days from the date of installation. If necessary the National Assembly will take the necessary arrangements.

II. By the Provisional President of the Republic :

1. To enter into consultation with the main political parties represented in Parliament, political groups not represented in Parliament and civil society in order to gather personalities names with the skills and qualities to fulfill the duty of Prime Minister.

2. Consult with the Presidents of the two (2) Houses of Parliament around the choice of a Prime minister to designate.

III. By Parliament

1. To confirm the eligibility of Prime Minister of consensus designated.

2. Invite the Prime Minister, accompanied by members of his government to stand by before the two (2) houses in plenary session in order to receive the vote of confidence in his policy statement. Once obtained the vote of confidence, the Prime Minister is immediately installed in his functions.

IV. The revitalization of the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP)

1. Convening at the initiative of the temporary President of the sectors that sent representatives to the previous Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) in order to confirm or appoint new members to the resumption of activities at CEP, within a period does not exceed 72 hours.

2. Publication of the Presidential decree of appointment of new members of the CEP.

V. Continuation of initiated electoral process in 2015

1. Recovery by the CEP of the electoral process after evaluation of steps already taken:

a) Implementation of the technical recommendations of the Independent Commission of Electoral Evaluation

b) Completion and announcement of the results of the municipal elections.

2. Organization of the second round of presidential elections, by-elections and local elections (24 April 2016).

3. Proclamation of the final results (6 May 2016).

4. Installation of the elected President of the Republic (14 May 2016).


Made in good faith to Port-au-Prince, February 5, 2016, three (3) originals.

The president of the Republic
Michel Joseph Martelly

The President of the Senate of the Republic
Jocelerme Privert

The President of the Chamber of Deputies
Cholzer Chancy"


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