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Haiti - News : Zapping politics...
15/06/2016 12:37:02

Haiti - News : Zapping politics...
John Kerry wants that Haiti immediately advances
Tuesday, John Kerry, US Secretary of State, said in his speech at the 46th General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS), in Santo Domingo that "the time has come for Haiti to move the forward without delay," for the election of a new constitutional President stressing that Haiti can overcome the challenges ahead. https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-17742-haiti-elections-chancellor-delienne-officially-requested-assistance-of-the-oas.html

Shootout against the HQ of the Democratic Entente
In a note, Evans Paul the Executive Coordinator of the Democratic Entente (ED), group composed in particular of the KID, the PHTK, the National Consortium of Parties Haitians Policy, of Repon Peyizan, of the platfom Viktwa, of National Bloc Right Centre, MONHA, vigorously denounced the shooting on its Headquarter (premises of the KID) where there was a patriotic vigil on the night of Monday to Tuesday, June 14.

"[...] Given this climate of violence and persecution ED postpone the watchworfd of peaceful demonstration which was set for Tuesday 14 June to Thursday 16 June." In addition, the ED "ask the police to do its work in accordance with the law, in the performance of its mission to protect the lives and property of all citizens without distinction."

Only two candidates have confirmed their participation...
As of Tuesday, June 14, the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) confirmed that only two candidates have confirmed their participation in the presidential election scheduled in October: Jean Hervé Charles of "Party for National Haitian Evolution" (PENH) [arrived 30th place with 2,151 votes and 0.15% of the electorate] and Maryse Narcisse of the political party "Lavalas" (arrived 4th with 110.049 votes and 7.05% of the electorate].

The process of confirming the participation of presidential candidates should end Wednesday, June 22. Furthermore, "For now, there is only the leader of the Respè Party, Charles Henri Baker, who officially informed the CEP of its decision not to participate in elections," said Nicole Simeon Spokesperson of CEP.

Sauveur Étienne described as criminal the measure of CSPN
Sauveur Pierre Etienne described as criminal intent the action taken by the Superior Council of the National Police (CSPN) to suspend temporarily all weapon carry permit on the entire national territory, saying that holders of legal weapons are not the cause of the attacks perpetrated at banks or against the police. According to him, this could be a pretext for the government in place to render dysfunctional the Haitian Parliament.

Declaration by the European Union
Statement by the spokesperson of the External Action Service of the European Union "In view of the sensitive situation in Haiti, it is critical that the authorities, all the political stakeholders and the population in general refrain from violence and express their views in a pacific and democratic manner.

Political stakeholders have a specific responsibility in ensuring a peaceful process."

The Haitian Government condemns attack of Orlando
The Ministry of Culture and Communication informs that the Government of the Republic of Haiti condemns the attack on the night of June 11 to 12, 2016, at a club in Orlando, Florida, that killed about fifty people and left many injured.

The Haitian Government considers such acts as contrary to respect for the lives of others and the fundamental principles of tolerance. While wishing that light be shed on this odious and barbarous act, the Government of the Republic presents its sympathies to the families of victims of the shooting, and the American people, tried by this tragedy.

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