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Haiti - Elections : The big maneuvering is ready for Sunday
We get lost, several "official" lists of electors are available with different numbers. The ONI reported 4,565,000 registered voters, while the CEP advance the number of 4,694,961 for a difference of 129.961 voters (+2.84%). Edmond Mulet said last week during a press conference that 4,174,112 Haitians were registered to vote. While on the website of the ONI the published figure is of 4,712,693 and contradicts his statements ...
Civil society states in its "Preliminary Election Observation Report" that the CEP has not always shown transparency in the preparation of the electoral list and partial electoral lists to ensure everyone involved in the process as well as observers, on the reliability of the lists presented. https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-1737-haiti-elections-alarming-facts-and-irregularities-observed.html
Moreover let us quote, the establishment by the CEP, of a special database implemented by the Centers for Operation and Verification (COV) and the acceptance, without justification, by the CEP after the prescribed date, of a special list of thirty-five thousand (35,000) voters, provided by the ONI...
Ginette Cherubin (an electoral Councillor) revealed the existence of parallel lists to lists authentic. She said it's a conspiracy.
Transfer and creation of illegal polling stations:
The establishment for no apparent reason, of new polling centers in places where they are easily controlled by leaders of political parties or other persons who would benefit from cheating in the election and thus influence, voting results and the set aside of the National Identification Office (ONI), in the process of registration of applications for transfer from one polling station to another, which is normally the responsibility of the ONI.
Zidore Fednel, former Vice-delegate district of Jacmel and departmental coordinator of the party MPH, denounced the violation of electoral laws, at less than 15 days before the election, new polling stations are being installed in an isolated way... Relocation of some polling stations "All of these polling stations will be located at the National School of Breman about 10 meters from the residence of Senator Joseph Lambert, coordinator of the National Platform INITE, where voters will not be safe during the elections day, because of the commando of INITE [under the orders of the Senator Lambert], which has already begun to sow terror in the city".
Yves Rabel, coordinator of "Ansanm nou fò" in Southeast denounced irregularities in the electoral process. He indicated that the 545 BV, increased to 621 illegally.
Removal and replacement of supervisors by supporters of INITE:
Civil Society confirms that only few days before the election, an absolutely illegal operation of replacement of Supervisors in the voting centers and members of polling stations is in progress.
Yves Rabel, coordinator of "Ansanm nou fò" in Southeast denounced irregularities in the electoral process. He indicated that the 545 BV, increased to 621 currently and in 228 BV, 75% of election supervisors had been dismissed without cause. "All these changes are made without the backing of political parties"
Printing of false ballots and minutes:
Thursday, Richard Dumel, the spokesman of Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) said that the CEP is "aware" that there were "false ballots and false minutes in circulation." But, without showing any false balot or advance any figures, it then, largely moderated its remarks, while speaking of "rumors conveyed to jeopardize the electoral process". Speaking of rumors, he said that these false were printed in Miami.
Corruption of the persons in charge of refugee camps:
The payment of the persons in charge of refugee camps by the party INITE was denounced in a video of Aljazeera. "We don't say he's a good candidate [Jude Célestin]. We have to eat. He's the only who has money right now. We need some money that's why. Not because we love him. Yes, he's given us money already. He will give us some more money."
Philippe RJ Augustine director of the national electoral register, expressed to AFP, his fears of maneuvering and fraud throughout Haiti.
Mirlande Manigat presidential candidate said she would prepare for "massive fraud", with the polling stations "not planned" run by supporters of a rival candidate and false ballots "in extra"...
On these facts, are added acts of intimidation and violence that will undoubtedly support these maneuvering to ensure their effectiveness. Not to mention like every election, the traditional fraud at the polls, their destruction or mysterious disappearance... We are far from these elections transparent, honest, inclusive and democratic, promised by officials from all sources, to a population that yearns to believe, a population that is under no illusions.