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Senators Evalière Beauplan (PONT, Northwest) and Fritz Carlos Lebon (INITE, South) have invited the population to rally against the elections of next Sunday, to civil disobedience in protest against Sunday's elections. The Séateur Beauplan invites citizens to barricade their neighborhoods to prevent traffic from this Friday, as for the Senator Lebon, e threatens to prevent, together with the group of 15 senators, the swearing in of the President that will emerge from these elections.
André Michel intends to defy the ban on demonstrations
Me André Michel, candidate for president under the banner of JISTIS platform, rejected the statements of Prime Minister Evans Paul which banned demonstrations from Friday midnight until next Monday. For Me Michel it is an infringement of the constitutional right to protest and invites the public to take to the streets on 22, 23, 24 and 25 January 2016 "to destroy the electoral coup"...
The Senate forwarded its resolution to the Head of State
Thursday Jocelerme Privert, President of the Senate announced having forwarded to the President Martelly, a correspondence and a copy of the resolution adopted by the great body https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-16374-haiti-news-electoral-zapping.html the later recommends that the Provisional Electoral Council to suspend the organization of elections of Sunday, January 24, saying "This is the only way, according to him, to avoid a worsening crisis." Obviously the Executive has decided otherwise, with the announcement on Thursday evening of the confirmation of the election by the President Martelly in his address to the Nation https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-16384-haiti-elections-there-will-be-elections-this-january-24-dixit-michel-martelly.html
« The observation is not indispensable » dixit Evans Paul
While 8 Haitian national observation organizations out of 10 refuse to observe the elections of this Sunday, Prime Minister Evans Paul recalled on a radio station in the capital that "observation is not indispensable, although provided for in the Electoral Decree." For his part Jean Fritz Jean-Louis, Minister Delegate to the Prime Minister responsible for electoral matters, who accompanied the Prime Minister stated that "Electoral observation is a citizen approach, it can not be political."
Sit-in front the US Embassy
Thursday, hundreds of people protested front of the US Embassy to ask the United States to stop their support for the electoral process. No incidents were reported during this event.