James Johnson, age 16, shot dead allegedly killed in Cap Haitien by an operative of Senator Moise Jean Charles of the ruling party INITE
1. Quickly replace the current CEP with nine new members in accordance with Article 289 of the constitution. Within the next three days, the eight sectors of civil society represented on the CEP should designate new CEP representatives. The executive branch should also designate a new, non-partisan CEP representative.
2. Name a new Director General for the CEP.
3. The new CEP should organize the presidential runoff in January 2011 as scheduled.
If this solution is not acceptable to the Haitian leadership, then President Rene Preval should resign, and Article 149 of the constitution should be invoked allowing a member of the Supreme Court to become interim president. In this scenario, elections should be organized within 90 days.
There is no time to let this situation play out further. Haiti is stressed to the limit so a workable solution that contains these elements must be presented and put in place immediately.
Leahy Calls For Freeze Of Funds To Haiti’s Central Government And Of Travel Visas For The Government’s Leaders Who Are ‘Trying To Subvert The Will Of The People’
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