News Americas, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Tues. April 26, 2011: Final results from last month’s run-off election in Haiti continues to be withheld.
The Provisional Electoral Council now says it will not publish the winners of the 19 seats’ results “out of concern for transparency.”
The Council’s comments come following questions over the preliminary results that gave the Unity Party 46 of the 99 seats in the Chamber of Deputies and an absolute majority in the Senate with 17 of 30 seats. The United States, the U.N. and the OAS have all questioned the results which has left President-elect, Michel Martelly, with only a handful of seats in the legislature.
The PEC’s Gaillot Dorsinvil said in a statement that the decision was “for the sake of transparency and in the best interests of the nation.” He did not say if the CEP planned to order recounts.
Martelly has urged the international community not to recognise the results of the legislative elections, saying they were “unacceptable and do not reflect the will of the people.”