• A Call for a General Election on Sun, Nov 29, 2015

    In no case may the House of Deputies or the Senate be dissolved or adjourned, nor shall the terms of their members be extended.

    On Sunday, January 11, 2015 the term of 10 Senators will come to an end and according to the article 111-8, their term cannot be extended. Therefore, on Monday, January 12, 2015, the Haitian Senate will not have a quorum to conduct any session and ipso facto, we will be observing the caducity of the Haitian Parliament.

    It is unlikely that the electoral law will be voted in the Senate this year and on the second Monday of January 2015, the Haitian Senate will be dysfunctional.

    In any negotiation, it cannot be my way or no way, take the highway! Once we are in a negotiation, we have to give and take and meet each other half way. And this will help us answering this question: what is politic? Politic is the science of compromise.

    Clearly, Haiti is heading to a general election on Sunday, Nov 29, 2015! Our advice to anyone in the field: do not try to influence the outcome of the election; it will back fire and this time, whoever responsible will be charged. This nonsense needs to stop. Also, to the sectors that will be sending a new member to the NEW CEP; please, do not send novice, send knowledgeable people. If you cannot find 9 people who have electoral experience, use the Haitian Diaspora as a resource. It is not acceptable to send someone who never voted before in the CEP, it is not acceptable to send someone who never worked or volunteered his/her time in the electoral process. In this crucial election, there is no room for amateur,
    professional and experts only.

    ARTICLE 289:

    Awaiting the establishment of the Permanent Electoral Council provided for in this Constitution, the National Council of Government shall set up a Provisional Electoral Council of nine (9) members, charged with drawing up and enforcing the Electoral Law to govern the next elections, who shall be designated as follows:

    1. One for the Executive Branch, who is not an official;

    2. One for the Episcopal Conference;
    3. One for the Advisory Council;
    4. One for the Supreme Court;
    5. One for agencies defending human rights, who may not be a candidate in the elections;
    6. One for the Council of the University;
    7. One for the Journalists Association;
    8. One for the Protestant religions;
    9. One for the National Council of Cooperatives.