Haiti – FLASH : The Covid could force the postponement of the referendum and the elections
Friday June 4, 2021, in press release #10, Guilande Mesavieu, President of the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) informs that the calendar of activities relating to the constitutional referendum (June 27) and the combined elections of September 26 (municipal, local, legislative and presidential elections of 2021) https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-33857-haiti-politic-referendum-elections-revised-calendar-official.html could be modified following the alarming increase in cases of Covid-19 https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-33894-haiti-flash-very-heavy-toll-in-may.html
While reiterating its determination to accomplish its mission in complete independence, in a credible, honest and transparent manner, the CEP awaits the evaluation of the health authorities and technical opinions in order to contribute to the protection of the population and continue to work for the carrying out referendum and electoral operations
Recall that on the same Friday the former co-president of the multisectoral coronavirus management commission, Dr. William Pape urged the Executive to cancel the referendum. According to Dr. Pape, the division caused by this file within Haitian society compromises the awareness campaign around Covid-19. Stating that this position is not political and that he continues to advocate vaccination to protect the population against the pandemic.