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The CEP of Leopold Berlanger

The CEP of Leopold Berlanger

Here is the new cep headed by Léopold Berlanger.

On March 30, 2016, at the Court of Cassation (Champ-de-Mars) Councillor Leopold Berlanger representing Press sector, was appointed as a member of the 9-member Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) by the interim President Jocelerme Privert. On the following day, he was elected as the President of the CEP by the other members of the council. The new nine member CEP under Berlanger has been constituted with the following representations: 1) Léopold Berlanger (Press sector): President; 2) Carlos Hercule ( Episcopal Conference of Haiti): Vice President ; 3) Marie Frantz Joachim (Woman sector): General Secretary; 4) Frinel Joseph (Reformed worship): Treasurer ; 5) Kenson Polynice (Peasant / Voodoo sector): Member ; 6) Marie-Herolle Michel (Patronal sector): Member; 7) Josette Jean Dorcély (Union sector): Member ; 8) Jean Lucien Bernard (University sector): Member ; and 9) Jean Simon Saint-Hubert (Human Rights sector): Member. The verification Commission has noticed that during the last election, there were many instances where the number of untraceable votes (the CEP termed them zombie votes, the figure was about 448,000 or 29% of total votes) exceeded the legitimate votes. To some extent, it was caused by the representatives of political parties and election observers who were on election duty; they did not fill the required "procès-verbal de carence" which were meant to be filled by them while casting votes at the polling stations where they were engaged instead of where they were registered to vote. Recently, the CEP has put to end to this practice that allowed them to cast vote anywhere they want.

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The findings of the Verification Commission, too hot to handle

The findings of the Verification Commission, too hot to handle

May 30, 2016 - As soon as President Jocelerme Privert received the report from the Verification Commission, handed it over to the President of the CEP, Leopold Berlanger, who would be responsible to determine on whether or not to follow the recommendations of the Commission. One of the recommendations was to redo the presidential elections. The only comment from Privert was to urged the CEP to "make good use of the report and the decision was not his to make"

Some say that president Privert intelligently transferred a hot potato over to the CEP

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Swearing and installation of the new CEP

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.

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Members of CEP 2016

Members of CEP 2016

Here is a picture of the CEP members. This CEP was formed in March 2016 under the government of Jocelerme Privert.

On Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at the National Palace, the Interim President Jocelerme Privert, accompanied by the Prime Minister, Enex Jean-Charles chaired the first Council of Ministers of the new government. During this first Council of Ministers, a decree appointing 9 members of the new Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) was adopted. The following list of these members was published in the official newspaper of the Republic. 1) Carlos Hercule : Episcopal Conference of Haiti ; 2) Frinel Joseph : Reformed worship ; 3) Kenson Polynice : Peasant / Voodoo sector ; 4) Marie-Herolle Michel : Patronal sector ; 5) Josette Jean Dorcély : Union sector ; 6) Léopold Berlanger : Press sector ; 7) Jean Lucien Bernard : University sector ; 8) Marie Frantz Joachim : Woman sector ; and 9) Jean Simon Saint-Hubert : Human Rights sector. On Wednesday, March 30th, they were sworn in before the President, Prime Minister and judges with the commitment "to respect the Constitution and the laws of the Republic, to fulfill my duties accurately and with loyalty and conduct myself in all with dignity."

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Haiti College Transitional of Permanent Electoral Council (CTCEP)

Haiti College Transitional of Permanent Electoral Council (CTCEP)

After months of fighting and negotiation between the executive and the legislative branch of government to establish a CEP to conduct the next election in Haiti, we can finally say that with the help and direction of some important forces, we are now able to hold the next election in Haiti.

the College Transitional of Permanent Electoral Council (CTCEP) responsible for organizing the next elections.

The new College Transitional of Permanent Electoral Council
(CTCEP) responsible for organizing the next elections in
2013 is as follows:

Representatives of the Executive: Mrs. Margareth Lamur Saint-Louis, Chantal Raymond and Emmanuel Ménard

Legislative Representatives: Marie Clunie Dumay Miracle, Pierre Simon Georges and Néhémie Joseph

Representatives of the judiciary: Léopold Belanger, Marie Carole Duclervil Floréal, Applys Félix

The CTCEP should be composed of 4 women (44%) and 5 men.

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