Haitian government rushes appointment of Electoral Council

Port-au-Prince, Oct 12 (Prensa Latina) The Haitian government gave the sectors until tomorrow to appoint representatives for the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP), but some groups announced that this deadline is not enough, local media reported on Tuesday.

The National Association of Haitian Media (ANMH) confirmed that it received the invitation from the government and said that it is speaking with the president of the Associations of Independent Media. However, they will not be able to meet the deadline.

‘The ANMH Council will meet soon to figure out what decision to make. However, the time given to do it is too short,’ according to Le Nouvelliste daily.

For his part, the president of the Conference of Rectors, Presidents and Directors of Higher Education Institutions in Haiti, Jean Robert Charles, said that the order given by the Prime Minister violates the agreement signed on Sept.11, which stipulated the formation of a new government.

The formation of the CEP is the first step for the election that will be held in the second half of next year, Henry announced.

Before that, the prime minister wants to launch a referendum to draft a new Constitution after forming a constituent assembly made up of 33 members that must take as a reference the Constitution drafted by the Independent Advisory Committee, which was appointed by assassinated President Jovenel Moïse.

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