pragmatic than his twin brother, former president
Jean B. Aristide, he knows very well that if the
international community is on his side; he does
not have to fear anything.
simplistic reasoning is a tangible proof that the
president has forgotten that Haitian politic is
like a slippery slope.
The condition of the country at this time requires
a general consensus so that the worst can be
any case, these elections will push the country
into a very deep hole. The
Haitian businesses as well as the political
leaders, on allegation of corruption, have
rejected this CEP. The
first Senator of the Artibonite region, Yuri
Latourtue, made accusations pointing directly to
the representative of the Catholic Church in this
institution, Dr. Enel Desir.
his part, Bishop Pierre Andre Dumas, of the
diocese Les Nippes, argues that Mr. Desir
resign immediately such action would facilitate
the church leaders who do not want to embarrass
him. The man of God continues by mentioning
scandals in this institution where electoral
advisers have accused some of their colleagues.
should be added that Foreign Affairs Committee of
the American Senate asked Preval to make necessary
reforms within the electoral Council. These
changes must be made in consultation with partners
in the international community, without slowing
down the electoral process, recommended the
commission chaired by Massachusetts Senator John
to this Commission, Prevail should clearly commit
to hold elections that are credible. If
this government Preval/ Bellerive does not make
those changes that are vital to the survival of
democracy, the international community should not
make available the $38 millions needed to organize
Preval, in turn, is now waiting for the
conclusions of an investigation of “Unit to
Fight Against Corruption”
(ULCC, its French initial) to decide whether or to
replace this electoral adviser.
Meanwhile, a number of political parties have
already announced they will refrain from
participating in any election with the CEP in its
is obviously a new crisis looming in perspective. This
crisis will extend social rifts.
is not serious to continue to lead against the
will of a people. Justice,
even in politics, sometimes arises. This
government must make every effort to avoid new
tensions in the country. It must work towards the
interest of all.