Haiti - Politic : OCID warns of the risks of aggravation of the Haitian crisis
The OCID notes that priority is not given to the measures announced by the executive power https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-26955-haiti-flash-prime-minister-ceant-reveals-9-emergency-measures.html to strengthen the credibility of anti-corruption institutions or to provide a quick response to the misery of vulnerable populations and fight against the high cost of living.
Even the 2018-2019 budget, which has been returned to the Government for correction by the Chamber of Deputies has still not been finalized and submitted to Parliament https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-27261-haiti-economy-progress-of-imf-loan-of-$229m-suspended.html
In a context of strong polarization, the Observatory deplores the inability of decision-makers to engage in a credible dialogue that could lead to the minimum consensus necessary for a thaw of the crisis and the definition of consensual mechanisms for a national basis. All political actors, from all walks of life, as well as those from civil society and the private sector, are unanimous in the recognition that only inclusive and sincere dialogue can create the conditions for political and institutional stability, the holding of elections and the revival of the country's economy.
The OCID notes with great concern that the pockets of insecurity continue to grow in the country and that no energetic and sustained action has hitherto been undertaken to reassure the population. The urgency of the current situation of insecurity calls for rapid and effective interventions.
The Observatory was shocked to learn that the Electoral Council's draft electoral law and organic law, which had been available since November 2018, have still not been introduced in Parliament. This nonchalance is, to say the least, paradoxical when one considers the speed with, for example, the interpellation of a Prime Minister being liquidated.
On the strength of these alarming findings, the OCID recommends to the decision-makers of the country and in particular, to the Head of State and to both Houses of Parliament:
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