HAITI | Transition Council to Ensure the Holding of Elections in Haiti

HAITI | Transition Council to Ensure the Holding of Elections in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan 2, 2023 - teleSUR -On Sunday, Haiti's Prime Minister Ariel Henry announced the establishment of a High Transition Council (HTC), which will be charged with facilitating elections.

"We will have to officially install them this week and give them the means to start working hand in hand with the Government," Henry said, adding that he will issue a decree creating the HTC, which will be published in the official newspaper Le Monitel with the names of the three people who will direct it.

"We have finally been able to close the year 2022 with the signing of a national commitment for an inclusive transition and transparent elections," said Henry, who took office a few weeks after the assassination of President Jovenel Moise on July 7, 2021.

"We are moving forward with those who want to do it. Others will come and join us. We will give them space... we must learn to trust each other in 2023."

"It will not be with mistrust that we will team up to face together the dangers looming over our homeland," the Haitian prime minister said, suggesting that "all true democrats" should seize the opportunity to join the national consensus.

Through this mechanism, he hopes to define a road map with the strategies and actions necessary to organize the elections in this Caribbean nation.

At the end of January, the term of the 10 senators who elected officials will end. Despite recent statements, there are no guarantees that this country will be able to hold general elections any time soon. For years, Haiti has been submerged in a political, economic and social crisis, which has been exacerbated by the actions of urban armed gangs.

CAPTION | PM Ariel Henry (2L) and possible members of the transition council, Haiti, 2022. | Photo: Twitter/ @MCultureHT

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