Haiti – Diplomacy : The Core Group worried about the general deterioration of the situation in the country
The Core Group made up of Ambassadors from Germany, Brazil, Canada, Spain, the United States of America, France, the European Union, the Special Representative of the Organization of American States and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations expresses her concern at the growing political polarization and the general deterioration of the situation in Haiti.
In accordance with the framework set by the declaration of 24 March 2021 by the President of the United Nations Security Council (S/PRST/2021/7), it calls for free, fair, transparent and credible elections in 2021. In this regard, it is the responsibility of the Haitian authorities to facilitate the participation in these ballots of the greatest number of citizens https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-33241-haiti-elections-already-more-than-4-million-registered-voters.html, in particular by ensuring as best as possible the security of candidates and voters and by establishing the most reliable and complete electoral lists possible.
The Core Group encourages all stakeholders to forge a consensus that would allow the various ballots to take place in a peaceful atmosphere. He urges all actors to refrain from resorting to violence as a political instrument.
In addition, he calls on the authorities to fight against insecurity and against impunity. He is waiting for them to bring the alleged perpetrators of serious crimes (notably the massacres perpetrated in several working-class neighborhoods and the assassination of the Bâtonnier Dorval) to the courts.
The Core Group recalls that only Haitian solutions and the commitment of Haitians can solve the country’s problems.
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