Haitians urged to vote
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – The Joint Electoral Observation Mission (JEOM) OAS-CARICOM today called on Haitians to go out to exercise their right to vote and contribute in that way to the renewal of the key institutions of democratic governance, the Presidency and the Parliament.
In a brief statement, the JEOM also reminded the candidates, the political parties and the citizens that article 122.2 of the Electoral Law states that all public manifestations in favour of one or several candidates, one or several political parties, grouping or regroupings are formally banned on Election Day and until the proclamation of the results.
“The candidates have the responsibility to inform their supporters about this stipulation and warn them not to wear any clothes or carry any visible signs that indicate their political preferences on Election Day,” the JEOM said. “Moreover, political parties and candidates have the responsibility to ask their supporters not to take to the streets on the day of elections or following the elections but to await with calm and serenity the publication of the preliminary results on March 31.” (CMC)