CEP says it will not create new crisis in Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, CMC – The Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) says it will not create “a new crisis” in Haiti by rushing ahead to stage the third round of the presidential elections on April 24.
“There is no electoral environment favorable in Haiti at this time and for the third time, the second round is postponed indefinitely,” said Richardson Dumel the spokesman for the CEP.
On Monday, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Haiti and head of the UN Stabilization Mission in the country (MINUSTAH), Sandra Honoré, urged all stakeholders, including the CEP to ensure the success of the April 24 elections.
U.S. Kerry object to election verification in Haiti
Secretary of State John Kerry once more drew the ire of Haitians in declarations made in Miami, Florida over the weekend. Different groups in the U.S. and Haiti condemned the Obama administration’s successor to Hillary Clinton for engaging in the internal affairs of the island nation, the Miami Herald reported.
In Miami, Secretary Kerry had essentially objected to the establishment of an election verification commission the provisional government decreed to review the elections at the center of a national crisis. Kerry appeared stern in his declarations, bastardizing a provisional government established in May as “supposed leaders.”