Haiti finally has an elections commission, but controversy brews over constitution modifications

Haitian President Jovenel Moise, who has finally appointed a new nine-member Provisional Electoral Council to organize Haiti’s next elections, is being accused of going too far in the use of his executive powers and violating the country’s constitution.Moise made the appointments to the council, known as the CEP, by presidential decree. The members, relative unknowns, and the sectors of Haitian society that they represent, were published late Friday in the government’s newspaper. According to the decree, the new CEP is not only tasked with organizing municipal, legislative and presidential ele…

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