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After Postponement of Elections in Haiti, OAS Remains Committed to Electoral Process

  October 5, 2016

The Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (EOM/OAS) in Haiti expresses its deepest sympathies to all those affected by Hurricane Matthew, while supporting at the same time the Provisional Electoral Council’s (CEP) decision to postpone Election Day, planned for October 9th.

The decision takes into account the logistical and technical difficulties of holding the vote in those regions impacted by the passage of the hurricane.

Chief of Mission Juan Raul Ferreira vowed that “The OAS EOM will continue supporting the Haitian democratic process and will redeploy observers when the relevant authorities decide they are ready to hold elections."

The Deputy Chief of Mission will remain in Haiti and will continue to monitor the situation in the country.

Reference: E-105/16