Haiti - Elections : Message to all, by Sandra Honoré
Message from Sandra Honoré :
"Haitians and Haitians this 29 January you are called to vote in order to elect your representatives to the CASEC and ASEC as well as city delegates, it will also be for you to elect 8 senators in the second round of the partial senatorial elections, the senators of the department of the North East and South East having already been elected in the first round http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-19936-haiti-flash-2nd-round-senators-voting-intentions-brides-poll.html
The elections on 29 January will finally give the populations concerned the chance to elect the deputy of Roseaux in Grande Anse, whose election was not able to take place last November because of the damage caused by the passage of Hurricane Matthew .
The local elections and legislative elections this Sunday will mark the culmination of this electoral cycle and the full re-establishment of democratic institutions, thus facilitating the opening of a new stage in the process of democratization, stabilization and development of Haiti.
It is important to remember that local elections have not been organized since 2006, that of January 29 will allow you to choose your representatives in charge of ensuring the proximity management of your territorial spaces, thus guaranteeing the country a participatory democracy, which will influence the future direction Haiti will take.
I once again welcome the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) for the good preparation of these elections and the efforts to continue to improve the electoral process.
I would also like to congratulate the Haitian National Police (PNH) for its professionalism in protecting citizens, voters and CEP facilities during this final stage of the electoral process.
The United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) will provide the PNH with its police and military staff for the implementation of the joint integrated electoral security plan.
I call upon all men and women candidates, representatives and supporters of political parties, representatives, all women and men of voting age to do their utmost to allow the elections to take place in the Peace.
I encourage political actors to wait calmly for election results and to take the path of justice to solve the problems they may encounter in the process, based on democratic values and principles, Not to do violence, in order to build a stable country, a country that will change its image.
I encourage all Haitian citizens of voting age to vote in crowds in their polling stations this Sunday. In particular, I am talking to women and young people, whom I strongly encourage to exercise their right to vote in these elections, which will allow them to participate in the decisions that will be taken by their local elected representatives, who will be responsible to defend the interest of their community in their area.
I notice that there are almost 40% women on just over 31,000 candidates http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-19785-haiti-news-zapping-politics.html http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-19927-haiti-news-zapping-politics.html , I hope this figure will encourage women to vote.
Your vote is your right, that's your advantage.
The future of your communities and your children depends on your votes.
Every voice counts, make your voice heard, go vote."