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Haiti Postponed Election

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Haiti Postponed Election

Haiti Postponed Election

On Wednesday, January 6th, after receiving confirmation from the Provisional Electoral Commission (CEP) President Martelly has announced that a new election day for the presidential and legislative runoffs has been scheduled on January 24, 2016. Earlier on January 1, 2016, on the Haitian Independence Day, President Martelly had announced that as per CEP's information to him such election has to be held latest by January 17th, 2016, if not, there will be no time left to fulfill the constitutional mandate of inaugurating a new president within February 7, 2016. On January 4th, Pierre-Louis Opont, the chief of CEP, informed President Martelly that 12 days of preparation for a postponed runoff will not be sufficient. Then on the next day, on Tuesday evening, he (Opont) informed that he could "guarantee" that the council would be able to organize the final election round one week later. In the last month, on December 16, 2015, the country has celebrated its 25th anniversary of the first democratic election held back in 1990.

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