PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) – The scheduled December 29, 2016 publication of final presidential election results “are deadlocked”, the Vice-President of the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) Carlos Hercule said late Thursday.
Mr. Hercule, who represents the Catholic Church on the council said the events which transpired at the National Bureau of Electoral Disputes (BCEN) hearing on Wednesday led to the postponement of a judgment on the disputes of the three presidential candidates, Jude Celestin, Jean-Charles Moïse and Maryse Narcisse.
“The CEP should act quickly on the formation of a [new] National Bureau of Electoral Disputes,” said Mr. Hercule.
It was understood that Mr. Hercule, who presided over Wednesday’s hearing, had forwarded the pleadings to the CEP to adjudicate, without trial – which would have provoked upheaval – but he said rather he only requested a recusal of the tribunal. The tribunal is challenged for having been chosen not in the presence of the concerned parties and for being assigned all three cases.