Haitian Times Morning News Roundup – April 22

Haiti’s Interim President Jocelerme Privert expects run-off election soon

Haiti’s Interim President Jocelerme Privert said that he expects an election run-off date to be announced mid-May by the Election Commission, despite two missed deadlines, CCTV reported.

Privert spoke with CCTV America’s Nathan King in New York on Thursday and said that Haiti’s current woes are due to political instability. The Interim President urged factions to come together.He also

said that earthquake funding was only focused on short term solutions such as food and water and not rebuilding.

First round winner of Haiti presidential election calls for interim leaders to be held accountable

During a two-day visit to Washington, DC, Jovenel Moise, the winner of the October 25, 2015, first round of presidential elections in Haiti, called on US policymakers and opinion makers to hold accountable acting President Jocelerme Privert and the Provisional Electoral Council to: respect the political agreement signed by all parties on February 5; hold the second round elections between the top two finishers; and, turn the government over to the newly elected authorities on May 14 as stipulated by the agreement, Caribbean News Now said.

Moise stated, “We are not asking for any special favours, we just want the Haitian people to have the opportunity to vote for their next president. The people of Haiti deserve an elected president and government, and not a provisional one that is selected by the traditional political elite and intends to remain in power indefinitely.”

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