Haiti – Politic : Constitutional reform and elections, the Senate advocates dialogue
08/10/2020 10:51:27

In a note, the Senators of the Republic advocate dialogue and consultation to facilitate constitutional reform and the organization of elections.

Note from the Haitian Senate :

“The Senate is very attentive and very sensitive to the opinions expressed by the various sectors of national life on the presidential decree of September 18, 2020 appointing the members of the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-31835-haiti-flash-appointment-of-cep-members-and-mandate.html

Subjects so delicate as constitutional revision or general elections deserve to be treated with wisdom and serenity and above all with a strong dose of patriotism and a very high sense of national interest.

The halt or the delay arranged by the abstention of the Court of Cassation from receiving the oath of the advisers offers to all the actors animated by a sincere and resolute patriotism the opportunity of a deep reflection and an honest approach to the search for a constructive agreement on this great file of collective importance.

The Senate of the Republic invites all actors, protagonists and antagonists, to objectively assess the data of this perilous situation and to urgently take the path of dialogue and consultation for a lasting solution to the recurring crises which maintain the country in chaos, political instability and the pangs of poverty.

Aside any plans for reform or constitutional revision, local authorities need to regain popular legitimacy to fully enjoy their autonomy in the exercise of their mandate, and Parliament to regain its full strength to fulfill its fundamental mission of legislation and control and to restore the balance of power.

The Senate remains convinced that dialogue and consultation constitute the nourishing sap of democracy and the rule of law and remain the only way likely to bring the country back to respect for the rules of the democratic game and promote political stability, social peace and economic growth.”

HL/ HaitiLibre

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