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CARICOM stands in solidarity with Haiti – President David Granger

Port-au-Prince, Haiti – (February 7, 2017) Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), President David Granger welcomes the democratic renewal represented by the Inauguration of the 58th President of the Republic of Haiti, His Excellency Jovenel Moise.


The Guyanese Head of State, who just attended the Opening of the National Assembly for the Constitutional Swearing-In Ceremony of the new Haitian President, in an interview last night, said:

“The Caribbean is not only a zone of peace from a strategic point of view in terms of the absence of war but it is also a zone of Constitutional stability. There is predictability and we don’t want to see that there are elements in any Member State, which disrupt the Constitutional process, [or] which use extra legal means to seize power or delay the holding of elections. There have been delays here but Haiti has finally come through and I am very happy to be here to put the stamp of approval on behalf of the entire Caribbean Community on those elections and the duly elected President Moise.”

The transfer of power ends nearly a year of transitional rule by interim President Jocelerme Privert and follows what is referred to as a political crisis, which was initiated in October 2015 when President Moise won the later annulled first round of voting, which was said to have been plagued with fraud. In February 2016, Haiti’s Parliament elected interim President Jocelerme Privert, since President Michel Martelly’s five-year term was nearing its end. The elections were finally held in November 2016 after having to be rescheduled from October because of Hurricane Matthew.

Read more at: Ministry of the Presidency

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