Swearing and installation of the new CEP
On Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at the Court of Cassation (Champ-de-Mars), the 9 members of the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) appointed by the interim President Jocelerme Privert through a presidential decree on March 30, 2016 were sworn-in and installed with the stated object to organize credible, transparent and inclusive elections. In accordance with the statement of General Policy of the Prime Minister, the main tasks of the 9-member Electoral Council will include (i) Resume the electoral process after evaluating the steps already taken; (ii) Implement technical recommendations and (iii) Finalize and announce the election results. On the following day, March 31st, after the swearing-in and installation ceremony, the new members of the CEP held their first working session to elect their office bearers. Léopold Berlanger representing Press sector and Carlos Hercule, representing the Episcopal Conference of Haiti were elected President and Vice President respectively.