Haiti - Politic : Installation of the Director General of CEP, on a background of crisis
The Minister of Justice pointed out that Mrs. Hyacinthe was the responsible of the first Permanent Electoral Council in the country's history.
In her speech for the occasion, Mrs. Hyacinthe declared "I will ensure that elections are regularly held in complete transparency to preserve the democratic gains and to ensure the renewal of the institutions that represent the expression of the will of the Haitian people [...] I will stand always above political divisions and partisan, and my actions will be guided by the independence and impartiality [...] I reiterate to the President of the Republic and to the Head of Government my commitment straightforwardly to serve the nation with dedication, honesty, civility and professionalism. I assure you I am aware of the responsibility and the ethical dimension associated with this high office, that I am ready to assume with seriously and effectively [...]"
This installation occurs while the parliamentarians are still divided between the establishment of a Permanent Electoral Council or a provisional Electoral Council. So far, the process of appointing of 3 members to represent the legislative branch, does not advance, the Senate because of disagreements in the Senate that prevents the Bicameral Commission, responsible for analyzing the files of candidates of Legislative Power, to sit.
In parallel, the contestation of the majority of members of Superior Council of Judicial Power (CSPJ) is increasing, about the 3 names nominated by a minority vote outside the law.
For his part, the Senator Steven Benoît believes that this installation is "a serious mistake, even a provocation of the President Martelly that will surely cause the deterioration of its relations with Parliament," for him, this appointment was the role of electoral advisers and not to the Presidency...
Many political actors, are wondering about the strategy of the Presidency to proceed with the installation of the Directorate General of the Permanent Electoral Council, while the nature of this institution [permanent or temporary], is far to make the consensus among parliamentarians...
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