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Haiti – Politic : The European Parliament adopts a resolution on the situation in Haiti

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Haiti – Politic : The European Parliament adopts a resolution on the situation in Haiti

21/05/2021 11:01:02

Thursday, May 20, 2021, the European Parliament adopted a resolution (639 votes in favor, 23 against and 31 abstentions) which urges the Haitian authorities to organize free, fair, transparent and credible legislative, local and presidential elections, and to guarantee effective security during these electoral processes.

The resolution emphasizes that the failure of the elections in October 2020 brought about a regime of government by decree, and that rumors of failed coups d’etat reflect growing political and social instability in the country. Political opposition and civil society groups claim that President Jovenel Moïse’s term ended on February 7, 2021, in accordance with the position of Haiti’s Supreme Judicial Council, and insist on the appointment of a President provisional. However, President Moïse has so far refused to resign.

The deputies also reaffirm their deep concern at the deterioration of the humanitarian, political and security situation in Haiti. They strongly condemn all human rights violations and acts of violence, in particular the increase in kidnappings, trafficking of children to the Dominican Republic, killings and rapes.

Download the European Parliament resolution :

HL / HaitiLibre