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OAS urges action to guarantee elections in Haiti on October 9
Published on August 12, 2016 Email To Friend    Print Version

WASHINGTON, USA -- The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) on Thursday called on all Haitian political and social actors to fully “assume their responsibilities and take all necessary measures to conclude the electoral process by holding free, fair and transparent elections in October 9”.

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In a declaration adopted unanimously, the Council called on “appropriate Haitian authorities to take the decisions on provisional governance, in accordance with Article 7 of the February 5th 2016 Accord, so as to promote the holding of general elections at the established dates”.

“That, consistent with the Inter-American Democratic Charter, and at the request of the authorities in Haiti, the Permanent Council will remain seized of the situation for strengthening the electoral institutions and processes in that country,” the declaration concluded.
 
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