Haiti will be in election mode
Prime Minister Ariel Henry is condemning persons whom he said want to acquire political power in the country without first seeking a mandate from the population.
In a nationwide radio and television broadcast on late Sunday night, Henry, who has been acting as President since July last year, gave a commitment that the country would be in election mode before the end of 2022.
“The time is over when one can attack power and impose one's will on the Haitian people by force. Those who are afraid of elections must know that they have no chance of achieving the leadership of our country,” Henry said.
Ariel Henry promised then to appoint a new electoral council that he said would be non-partisan and would set a new date for elections.
He said the process to replace the council had begun and elections would take place after a constitutional review in the “first months of the coming year.”
In his broadcast, Henry told the nation that in 1987, the Haitian people made the irreversible choice of democracy.
“It is incumbent on all those who want to play a political role to prepare to seek popular consecration at the ballot box,” he added.