Following the invitation of the authorities of the Republic of Haiti, and in accordance with the commitment of the European Union (EU) to improve electoral processes and support to democracy, the EU has deployed an Electoral Monitoring Mission from 19 to 23 November 2018
Port-au-Prince, Monday 17 December 2018 ((rezonodwes.com)) – Mrs. Elena Valenciano, Head of the Mission of Election Observation of the European Union (EU EOM) in 2015, carried out a follow-up mission to the 22 recommendations issued at the end of the electoral cycle of 2015 and 2016.
Ms Valenciano's visit took place from November 19 to 23 On this occasion, she was able to meet with the interlocutors concerned, namely the President of the Republic, the Presidents of the two chambers of Parliament, the services of the Prime Minister, representatives of political parties, the Provisional Electoral Council, representatives civil society, as well as the international community and other election observation missions.
At these meetings, Ms. Valenciano took note of the progress made, particularly with regard to draft laws on electoral matters, which incorporate most of the recommendations of the EU election missions, but also of the the existence of technical and financial challenges in view of the upcoming elections in 2019.
It welcomed the report of the special committee on the amendment of the Constitution of the Chamber of Deputies which proposes to simplify the electoral calendar and stabilize the functioning of constitutional powers. Ms Valenciano recalled the importance the European Union attaches to the respect of the electoral cycle and its periodicity as a guarantor of both institutional stability and the expression of the will of the population. 19659004] This electoral monitoring mission gave rise to a detailed report which was shared with the authorities in order to draw all the lessons learned from the previous electoral cycle to improve the organization of future elections.
The stakes are crucial: transparent, inclusive and credible elections are a strong element in strengthening the ties between rulers and citizens.
This confidence is decisive for the stability and implementation of public policies favoring socio-economic development, job creation and the just distribution of the fruits of growth.
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