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Haitian Times Morning News Roundup

Elections: Jovenel Moïse’s efforts are starting to yield results in Haiti

The management of the Covid-19 is not the only priority of the hour for the President of the Republic. In parallel to the fight against the pandemic in Haiti, Jovenel Moïse gave the mission to his Minister of Foreign Affairs to instruct all the heads of diplomatic missions of the country abroad to promote the holding of elections in Haiti and for the departure of the president on February 7, 2022. The political opposition rejects this approach and demands the departure of the head of state on February 7, 2021 at the latest.

It is the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) which provides the first support of the international community to President Moïse on holding elections in Haiti. In a statement on Friday the May 29th, Luis Almagro “insisted that the current health crisis should remind us of the importance of strengthening democratic rules and institutions without ever deviating from them”.

“As the founding texts of the inter-American system stipulate, legitimate governments only emanate from free and fair elections. The electoral process and the duration of the presidential mandate result from a previously defined calendar provided for in the Constitution. In this sense, the OAS General Secretariat urges all the political forces of the Republic of Haiti to find a framework for cooperation in order to comply with the letter and the spirit of the constitutional order while respecting the mandate. five-year presidential election. In this context, Moise’s term will expire on February 7, 2022, “said the Secretary General of the OAS.

“The OAS General Secretariat will continue to monitor developments in Haiti closely. At the same time, the OAS remains ready and willing to work with all parties involved in the search for the best solution for the Haitian people, “the statement said. Continue reading.

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Jun. 01, 2020

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