Haiti: On Friday, the Biden administration announced that President of Haiti Jovenel Moise’s term would end on February 7, 2022.
According to surveys, it weighs in on a controversial question that has roiled the Caribbean nation for several months.
State Department spokesman Ned Price stated that “Following the OAS [Organization of American States] position on the need to continue with the democratic variation of executive power, a newly elected president should supplant President Moise when his term ends on February 7, 2022,”
Furthermore, State Department spokesman Ned Price added that “The Haitian people deserve the opportunity to elect their leaders and restore Haiti’s democratic institutions.”
The Biden government’s expression of support is vital for Moise. It comes at a pivotal time as he is facing intense pressure from the political opposition to step down this Sunday.
State Department spokesman Ned Price told VOA the U.S. Embassy in Haiti manages contact with other members “across the political spectrum” and that the United States, like the OAS, has “consistently called on all political compulsions to adhere to the spirit of their constitutional order.”
Reports say The political opposition blames Moise for violating the country’s constitution and democracy by not regulating elections in 2020 and decree judgment. That is the foundation of its demand for his resignation from the designation.
Political opposition leaders, their supporters, and other ordinary citizens tired of the current state of affairs have taken to the streets almost regularly over the past week to reemphasize their demand.
On the other hand, Moise’s hand-picked Provisional Electoral Council has proclaimed a referendum on the constitution on April 25, developed by presidential and legislative governmental elections in September.
Besides, the people of Haiti are very jubilant about the recent announcement of Biden’s administration.
Recently, President Jovenel Moise posted, “We start in force with the operation of lighting in Haiti. Friday, February 5, 2021, we officially launched the electricity program 24/24 in F òlibète city. We said 2021 is the year of electricity, constitution, and election. The train has derailed. We won’t stop in the way.”