PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) – A meeting was held at the National Palace Tuesday to discuss the need for neutrality throughout the administration and departmental agencies in order to maintain the integrity of desperately needed elections.
The President of the Republic, His Excellency Jocelerme Privert, met on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at the National Palace, the High Command of the Haitian National Police as well as the main departmental authorities. The position of the Executive and the conduct of impartiality and neutrality to be displayed during the course of the election day was the main focus of the meeting.
The meeting was attended by, among others, the Minister of Justice and Public Security, Camille Edouard Jr., Minister of the Interior and Territorial Communities, François A. Joseph, the Secretary of State for Public Security, Himler Rébu, the Director General of PNH, Michel-Ange Gédéon, the Commissioners of the Government of the eighteen (18) jurisdictions of the country and the Departmental Delegates of the country. The Head of State presented the current state of the country and the fundamental role of these elections in the redress of the situation.
“Only the organization of these elections can allow the country to avoid the situation of chaos that awaits it and to return to the path of political stability. These elections are therefore fundamental for the future of the country,” said the Head of State who invited all the departmental authorities of the country, Government Commissioners, Departmental Delegates, to take their responsibilities.
Earlier in the morning, President Privert, accompanied by Prime Minister Enex Jean-Charles, met with members of the CEP, MINUSTAH, representatives of UNOPS, UNDP, SRSH, Haiti, the OPAEC; The ministers of MTPTC, MENFP, MEF, MICT, MJSP; The Directors General of BMPAD, UCLBP and FAES, on the state of progress of the activities to ensure the smooth running of the electoral process.