They doubt the transfer of power in Haiti next February

Port-au-Prince, November 2 (Prensa Latina) The head of the Supreme Transitional Council, Mirlande Manegat, confirmed that the Haitian government has not made any arrangements for the transfer of power on February 7, Haiti Today newspaper revealed. .

Manigat pointed out that there is a significant delay in the process that should lead to the election of a president, as stated in the government agreement signed on December 21, 2021, from which the technical technical team also emerged.

The Constitutional Commission recalled that the government agreement published in the Official Gazette Le Monitor stipulates the inauguration of a new president on February 7, 2024, but pointed out that “it is clear that creating another electoral council, organizing the elections, and announcing the results until another president assumes power.”

In recent weeks, disagreements have increased between the country team and the government, especially after the kidnapping of the Secretary-General of the Supreme Council.

Last week, Manegat wrote to Prime Minister Ariel Henry and berated him for not acting to secure the official’s release. The message spread widely on social networks.

In addition, the humanitarian country team questioned the Government’s appointment of a new board of directors for the Bank of the Republic of Haiti, on which it was not consulted. “We did not agree with the way it was done. I have written to the Prime Minister about it,” Manigat said then.

The Supreme Transitional Council was installed by Henry on February 6, and was born as a result of the agreement between the authorities and representatives of the political and economic sectors and civil society at the end of last December.

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Among its main objectives are to promote inclusive dialogue, transform justice and the economy, as well as work in close cooperation with the authorities to restore the credibility and integrity of votes, and participate in the selection of members of the Interim Electoral Commission. The Council and organize interim evaluations with recommendations for developing the electoral process.

However, the results of the structure, nine months after its establishment, cannot be measured well, and Manegat noted that February 7 could also mark the end of the agency’s mandate.


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