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Haiti Presidential Candidate Michelet Nestor Urges Electoral Council (CEP) To Remain Vigilant, Maintain Transparency

With Haitiís future in the balance, concerns remain as to the potential for a competitive playing field in the Presidential elections of October 2015


Port au Prince / Haiti – WEBWIRE

Five years on from the earthquake, it is today corruption that shakes and threatens our nation [Haiti], stifles continued support abroad and specifically, harms the integrity of the coming Presidential elections.†And we know it must be stopped - stopped in this case, well before it starts.

The following is an official Media Statement penned by Michelet Nestor, Candidate in the upcoming Presidential elections in Haiti:

Haiti has long suffered from destabilisation, indeed far before the natural disaster that shook our Republic. Five years on from the earthquake, it is today corruption that shakes and threatens our nation, stifles continued support abroad and specifically, harms the integrity of the coming Presidential elections.†And we know it must be stopped - stopped in this case, well before it starts.

History recalls that corruption has dissipated our constitution, the valuation of our currency concurrent to rising prices of essential commodities, those goods that we used to export but now import.†And the massive repatriation of Dominican Republic citizens of Haitian descent across to our border in future will serve as a further catalyst to opportunism and from it, violence ahead of and if not abated, perpetuated during the election campaign.†

Unless we work together and with the relevant electoral oversight bodies domestically and elsewhere, we envision democratic malpractice generating a growing sense of insecurity in-country and continued international trepidation on the Haiti opportunity.

This potential tragic state of affairs leads myself and my Party of Correch no choice but to urge the Electoral Advisers, indeed the†Provisional Electoral Council†(CEP), to take heed and check proactively any foreseeable campaigning delays, threats to the optimisation of a climate of competitiveness and financial balance, and remain steadfast in their moral fortitude of office, in order to carry out their work modernly and efficiently.†

For it is not a secret that the organisation of regular electoral contests is a prerequisite for the health of democracy and good governance worldwide. Nonetheless, here in Haiti, we have placed our trust in the system before and have been let down.

It is time that the country resigns itself and rehabilitates its transparency apparatus to once again serve as the gem of the Caribbean and bastion of opportunity for all colours, creeds, religions, opinions and ethnicities.

Remember, dear brothers and dear sisters, Haiti is a community; despite our many differences, Haiti is one! Vive Haiti!


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