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OAS/Haiti: Observation Mission urges respect for pre-established norms in the electoral process

  December 21, 2016

The Organization of American States Electoral Observation Mission (OAS/EOM) in Haiti, led by former Uruguayan senator Juan Raúl Ferreira, takes note of the decision by the National Electoral Court (BCEN) to carry out a verification at the Tabulation Center (CTV) of 12% of the voting return protocols issued in the elections held on November 20. The Mission observed that political parties are making use of the available legal processes to present their claims and concerns.

In accordance with existing agreements between the Government of Haiti and the General Secretariat of the OAS, the Organization has had a continuous presence in the country since November 2 and will continue to accompany the Haitian people in this process until the final results of the election are published.

The OAS/EOM reaffirms the importance of completing the final phases of the electoral process in accordance with pre-established norms and in a peaceful atmosphere. The Mission calls on all actors to conduct themselves responsibly in order to bring this process to its proper conclusion.

Reference: E-231/16