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Haiti - FLASH : Failure of the BCED, what are the demands of candidates ?
06/12/2016 08:37:35

Haiti - FLASH : Failure of the BCED, what are the demands of candidates ?
On Monday, contrary to what had been announced, the Departmental Electoral Litigation Office (BCED), was not in a position to sit to listen to the arguments of the lawyers of the contestants candidates Fanmi Lavalas, LAPEH and Pitit Desalin.

Instead, the lawyers of the three losing candidates stood together and denounced a technical flaw in the drawing of judges in violation of Article 17 of the Electoral Decree, forcing after numerous strained and tense exchanges the President of BCED Wally Desance to postpone auditions to Wednesday 7 December.

The incident occurred when Wally Desance, called 3 judges to sit (Me Merlan Bélabre, Martel Jean-Claude and Fritzner Duclair). The lawyers of the protesters recalled with one voice that lawyers and judges to sit on the electoral court must be chosen by drawing, from lists provided by the Port-au-Prince bar for lawyers and the Dean of the court for judges.

Me Evelt Fanfan, lawyer of Moïse Jean-Charle (Pitit Dessalin) stressed that it is impossible to trust judges chosen by the Provisional Electoral Council (PEC) to hear a case in which a decision of the CEP is challenged.

Me André Michel, lawyer of Jude Célestin announced that he would summon the CEP to provide the complete list of judges given to him by the dean of the court.

what are the demands of candidates ?
The lawyers of Jude Célestin (Me Osner Fevry, Me André Michel and Me Helton Harold Désinor) who claim that the elections of 20 November include numerous irregularities and massive fraud, call for a thorough check of the count sheets, the authentication of the numbers and of national identification cards and of lists of "émargement" corresponding to the recorded minutes to the CTV and validated by the CEP.

The law firm of Me Evelt Fanfan defender of the candidate Jean Charles Moïse arrived 3rd challenges all the preliminary results of the presidential that he qualifies as negotiation. He requested that the minutes be tabulated again and also requires the verification of the numbers of national identification cards in areas reputed for massive frauds such as the Nippes, the West, the South and the South-East. For the candidat of Pitit Desalin, the second place is for him according to the copies of the PV published on the CEP website, forgetting that the PV are not all valid...

The law firm of Me Gervais Charles for Fanmi Lavalas, of the Candidate Maryse Narcisse who throughout her campaign with J-B Aristide has not ceased affirming that she would win these elections in the first round, demands the verification of more than 74% of the minutes that would not be conform acording to the law firm to the provisions of the electoral decree in its article 158.1.

SL/ HaitiLibre

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