Political parties in last ditch effort to scuttle election results

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Dec 13, CMC – The National Electoral Litigation Office (BCEN) will begin hearing on Wednesday, the appeals filed by three political parties challenging the outcome of the November 20 presidential elections.

The move by Fanmi lavalas, LAPEH and Pitit Desalin, follow the announcement by the Office of the Departmental Electoral Litigation (BCED) that it was not competent to order a verification of the Minutes at the Vote Tabulation Center (CTV) as being requested by the parties.

The three parties said they will provide tangible evidence and not speculation and other convoluted allegations of massive frauds during the much postponed elections last month.

haiti-elecBut Rénald Lubérice, the political adviser of President –elect Jovenel Moïse, has dismissed the allegations as “fanciful” and has asked the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) to enforce the Electoral Decree that requires the plaintiffs to submit concrete evidence and not speculation or hearsay on possible fraud.

However, attorney André Michel, one of lawyers for the defeated presidential candidate, Jude Célestin, said there “there was no quality control on more than 78 per cent of the minutes”.

Lawyers for the Fanmi Lavalas Party, like the others, say they have all the evidence of fraud, to convince the BCEN to order an audit at CTV.

Haitian authorities have urged people to allow the legal process to deal with the situation and refrain from protesting in the streets.

The private sector has complained that the protestors have caused widespread damage to the properties and the Justice Minister Camille Édouard Jr.,has warned that the protestors that they will feel the full brunt of the law.

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PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Dec 13, CMC – The National Electoral Litigation Office (BCEN) will begin hearing on Wednesday, the appeals filed by three political parties challenging the outcome of the November 20 presidential elections.

The move by Fanmi lavalas, LAPEH and Pitit Desalin, follow the announcement by the Office of the Departmental Electoral Litigation (BCED) that it was not competent to order a verification of the Minutes at the Vote Tabulation Center (CTV) as being requested by the parties.

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The three parties said they will provide tangible evidence and not speculation and other convoluted allegations of massive frauds during the much postponed elections last month.

haiti-elecBut Rénald Lubérice, the political adviser of President –elect Jovenel Moïse, has dismissed the allegations as “fanciful” and has asked the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) to enforce the Electoral Decree that requires the plaintiffs to submit concrete evidence and not speculation or hearsay on possible fraud.

However, attorney André Michel, one of lawyers for the defeated presidential candidate, Jude Célestin, said there “there was no quality control on more than 78 per cent of the minutes”.

Lawyers for the Fanmi Lavalas Party, like the others, say they have all the evidence of fraud, to convince the BCEN to order an audit at CTV.

Haitian authorities have urged people to allow the legal process to deal with the situation and refrain from protesting in the streets.

The private sector has complained that the protestors have caused widespread damage to the properties and the Justice Minister Camille Édouard Jr.,has warned that the protestors that they will feel the full brunt of the law.