May 30, 2016
Over the past weeks, members of the Commission have confided to friends that the vote was a good vote and Jovenel actually had a greater percentage than originally tabulated. The Independent Commission for Electoral Evaluation and Verification (CIEVE) delivered a report to President Privert, Sunday, and he did not like its contents. He immediately cancelled the planned press conference scheduled for 9 PM at the National Palace. It is delayed until Monday.
Insiders suggest the report showed Jovenel Moise with a greater percentage, of the October, 2015 ballot, than originally reported.
Perhaps he had better than 51% of the ballot?
And so, we have Francois Benoit, the commission chief, delaying the report until Monday.
Anything can happen.
So Benoit asked for a private meeting with Privert, before the official announcement. The meeting was held the, after a lot of delays, Francois Benoit stood up and – with a straight face – betrayed the trust of his Nation. He said the Senate and Chamber of Deputies vote could stand, but the Presidential ballot must be done again.
Benoit has given Haiti to Privert and Aristide who wanted Jovenel out of the race, at all costs.
Over the past weeks of the Privert fiasco, people have become very cynical as great sums of money are paid in efforts to subvert the course of Haitian society. Privert would never have won the vote, to become Interim President, had a local businessman not paid bundles of cash to Senators.
In the normal course of Parliamentary affairs, votes are not made without financial accommodations. Positions are purchased, always cash, cash, cash. Privert illegally purchased a $120,000 JEEP for his Chief of Cabinet, Antony Barbier, and we now see this driving around with civilian, not government plates. Not a bad bonus for a guy who has a 4 month contract with wages. Because of this, cynics, familiar with Privert’s modus operandi, wonder what the price could have been to get Benoit’s agreement to throw the game?
Perhaps this was the first time in Haitian history that someone heading a commission gave this type of result, without a bag of $100 American bills.
The Truth will come out, in the short-term as other members of the team, and members of the work squad, tell friends exactly what transpired.
Francois Benoit has condemned the Nation to chaos.
People will die because his lack of guts and integrity.
FRANCOIS BENOIT STOLE THE HAITIAN PEOPLES’ ELECTION AND GAVE IT TO PRIVERT/ARISTIDE/PREVAL.
The young girl, at the bottom of this page, depended upon the proper outcome of the commission report. Now her life, and that of her family hang by tenuous threads.
They used to hang people for this type of treason1
Francois Benoit will simply die a disgusting, disloyal piece of garbage.
READ THIS – READ THIS – READ THIS ACTUAL FACTS ON ELECTION
A commission that evaluated Haiti’s contested presidential election said Monday that most of the irregularities it found in first-round voting were the result of widespread ineptitude by poll workers and not political mischief.
Commission member Rosny Desroches said only 8 percent of the tally sheets and other documents they examined from the Oct. 25 vote were free of any irregularities. But the commission said that was not a sign of rampant vote-rigging as the opposition asserts.
“Many of the irregularities that we have seen are due to lack of preparation, negligence, lack of competence, lack of professionalism,” Desroches told The Associated Press following a news conference about the commission’s findings.
According to Haiti’s Provisional Electoral Council, government-backed candidate Jovenel Moise received nearly 33 percent of the votes cast Oct. 25 in a field of 54 contenders seeking the presidency. Official results say the agricultural entrepreneur, a political newcomer hand-picked by outgoing President Michel Martelly, had 117,602 more votes than second-place finisher Jude Celestin, a former state construction chief who was eliminated from a runoff during the last election cycle after a review pushed by the international community.
Celestin has rejected the results as a “ridiculous farce” amid the many fraud accusations that helped lead to the postponement of presidential and legislative runoffs initially scheduled for Dec. 27.
After days of evaluation, Desroches said commission members didn’t find evidence of widespread fraud favoring Moise or any candidate.
“Unless we have people who are really qualified (at the polls) we cannot say that there was massive fraud. The question of qualification is crucial,” he said.
It remains unclear if there will be a political compromise to ease Haiti’s electoral tensions and ensure the runoff is held in coming days. Martelly was prohibited from running for a consecutive term and is constitutionally due to leave office Feb. 7.
Celestin didn’t comment on the panel’s findings. His campaign manager did not answer calls seeking clarification on whether the second-place candidate would now participate in the runoff campaign. Celestin has not campaigned since preliminary results made him one of two top candidates.
Celestin and an opposition alliance of seven other candidates had sought an independent recount of the October vote. But Desroches said a full recount of the roughly 1.5 million ballots was impossible because of the panel’s time constraints and it would likely postpone the runoff for months. One of the five commissioners did not sign the final report because he had pushed for a recount.
Last week, Martelly announced that Haiti’s Provisional Electoral Council has warned that the runoff must be held by Jan. 17 to fulfill the constitutional mandate of inaugurating a new president Feb. 7
Desroches said he believes the runoff can take place Jan. 17 if the will exists to swiftly make improvements to the electoral system. He said the panel’s various recommendations could be implemented within 72 hours.
The commission is recommending political dialogue, training for poll workers, and probes of electoral council staffers accused of taking bribes to ensure legislative candidates reached the runoff.
If these changes are made and Celestin still does not participate in the runoff, Haiti will be in a “very complicated situation,” Desroches said.
The United Nations, the U.S. government and representatives of other nations that make up the Core Group that monitors the country said they recognized the efforts to enhance the “credibility and transparency of the electoral process and to ensure a level playing field.”
BENOIT’S REPORT – LIES – LIES – LIES – LIES