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Joint OAS-CARICOM Electoral Observation Mission (JEOM) in Haiti
deplores the acts of violence that were reported in some constituencies
affected by the announcement of the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP)
of the new results of the 18 legislative cases reviewed by the Special
National Complaints and Challenges Bureau (BCEN). The JEOM reminds the
candidates that the use of violence is against the democratic values
they are supposed to uphold as legislative candidates. The Mission urges
the candidates to call on their supporters to remain calm and to make
every effort to avoid further incidents of violence.
calls on the CEP to publish on its website the decisions of the Special
BCEN to allow the parties to consult them and better understand the
reasons behind those decisions. Transparency and access to information
are key elements in any system of justice that aspires to be fair.
JEOM hopes that the Haitian electoral authorities will draw the
necessary lessons from the flaws that have diminished the credibility
and legitimacy of the BCEN during the second round of the presidential
and legislative elections in order to strengthen the integrity of the
electoral process, a critical aspect of the consolidation of democratic
practice in Haiti.
For more information, please visit the OAS Website at www.oas.org.
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