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Haiti Verification Commission

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Haiti Verification Commission

Here is a picture of Haiti Verification Commission. On April 28, 2016, an Independent Commission for Electoral Evaluation and Verification (CIEVE) was installed by the Provisional President Privert. The five members of the Commission included: (1) Mr. François Benoît, the leader, and former member of the Provisional Electoral Council (2005-2006); (2) Mr. Gédéon Jean, former member of the Independent Electoral Evaluation Commission created by presidential decree dated December 22, 2015 (under the Martelly regime); (3) Mr. Pierre Wilfrid Sanon, designated by the Haitian Association of construction companies; (4) Father McDonald Jean, appointed by the Anglican Church (former senator and member of the Council of the Wise in 2004); and (5) Mr. Michel Eric Gaillard, designated by the Order of Chartered Professional Accountants of Haiti. The primary objective of creating this Commission was to establish credibility of the 2015 election results and restore confidence and encourage participating players to trust the electoral council and to participate in the upcoming elections. However, the report submitted by the Commission on May 30, 2016, suggests that the first round of presidential elections held on October 25, 2015 was marred by massive frauds and that was to such an extent from higher administrative levels that the Commission has recommended rejecting the disputed results, and start re-poll from the beginning.

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