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Haiti: OAS Urges Action to Guarantee the Elections on October 9

  August 11, 2016

The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) today 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.”

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,” concluded the declaration.

Reference: E-085/16