Here is a picture of Kenneth Merten and Peter Mulrean at the chamber of Deputy with Cholzer Chancy.
On Thursday, April 28, 2016, Kenneth Merten, the Special Coordinator for Haiti and Peter Mulrean, the US Ambassador to Haiti, visited the Haitian Senate to assess the situation of the 2015 electoral process and ensure the installation of a democratically elected government in Haiti. They were on a mission in Haiti to exert pressure on the Haitian Senators and Deputies to stop the creation of an independent verification commission as per interim president Jocelerme Privert's plan and accept the election result which the majority of Haitians consider was marred by fraud. However, Privert did not bow down to the U.S pressure. He installed the Independent Commission for Electoral Evaluation and Verification (CIEVE) with the objectives of reviewing the previous election process with published results and to decide accordingly whether to move ahead with the unfinished election. In the meantime, such Commission has submitted its report on May 30, 2016, audited by a five-member panel. In its report, the Commission has recommended rejecting the disputed results of last year's first-round presidential election as it appears to be tainted by massive fraud and re-start the election from the beginning again. As per Francois Benoit, the leader of the CIEVE, it appeared that electoral fraud was masterminded at a "high level."
Here is a picture of President Michel Martelly as he received credentials of Peter Mulrean, the new US Ambassador to Haiti. He replaced Pamela A. White who had served as the U.S. Ambassador to Haiti since July 2012.
President Martelly Received Credentials of Petermulrean, New US Ambassador
On October 6, 2015, Peter F. Mulrean has been nominated as the new Ambassador to the Republic of Haiti by U.S President Obama. His previous appointment was as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland where he managed a diverse portfolio across many agencies. Mulrean is known as the expert on the Balkans, the Middle East, U.S. humanitarian assistance, and post conflict reconstruction. He is a graduate from Harvard University and recipient of senior Foreign Service performance awards, likes of, Meritorious Honor Awards and Superior Honor Awards. He is married, father of two daughters and well conversant in French, Dutch and Serbo-Croatian.
It seems like there are some major changes underway in Washington in regard to Haiti. President Barack Obama announces some changes in its diplomatic personal. Among these changes, he is considering on nominating Mr. Peter F. Mulrean as the new Ambassador to Haiti.
Peter Mulrean who was born in Boston is currently the Deputy Permanent Representative at the U.S. Mission to the UN in Geneva. He became part of the team of the U.S. Foreign Service in 1988. He served at the American Consulate General in Zagreb. He also served two years at the American Embassy in New Delhi, India.
If the nomination goes through, Mr. Peter F. Mulrean will replace Ambassador Pamela A. White who has been there since July 18, 2012