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Haiti - FLASH : Presidential Elections on October 9
05/06/2016 08:53:13

Haiti - FLASH : Presidential Elections on October 9
While in Haiti everyone expects the publication of the electoral timetable and wants to know if the Presidential elections will be repeated or not, the Dominican President in Havana seems to have the scoop on answers to these questions. Indeedon the sidelines of 7th Summit of Heads of State and / or Government of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) to Havana (Cuba) Jocelerme Privert who attended the Summit has gladly answered questions from his Dominican counterpart.

About the elections he responded him that the first round of presidential elections "[...] should take place on October 9" according to the information he holds adding "From the date of publication of the electoral calendar, CEP needs 90 to 120 days to organize elections."

Asked by the Dominican President who wanted to know if the two presidential candidates had accepted the recommendations of the Commission to resume the election? President Privert told Danilo Medina, that Jude Célestin can not say no, having himself asked for this Commission, for Jovenel Moïse, he said he had information that suggest the PHTK accepted the resumption of the presidential...

On issues of commercial order between the two countries, Privert told his counterpart the forthcoming resumption of bilateral talks. Moreover President Privert have also confirmed to President Medina he will be present at the inauguration ceremony on 16 August, obviously having no doubt that he will always be President a.i. of Haiti, as the debate about the post June 14 are ongoing in Haiti and divide elected in both Houses of Parliament.

Also Saturday Haiti, in Kinam hotel, the 9 members of the Provisional Electoral Council met with representatives of major political parties to which they confirmed that it was ready to publish an electoral calendar [probably Monday], in which the Presidential elections would be held on 9 October. If a candidate does not receive a majority of votes in the first round, a second round will be held January 8, 2017 and the final election results will be published January 30, 2017.

TB/ HaitiLibre

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