Martelly announced that a woman was named director to a newly formed election panel CEP
Martelly on Tuesday also announced that a woman was named director to a newly formed election panel as part of a requirement that ensures 30 percent of government employees be women but didn’t name her. The eight other members have yet to be named.
The new electoral council that was also created by the amended constitution is to oversee elections to fill the seats of 10 senators whose terms expired in May after a vote wasn’t held in time. It’s unclear when the government will organize elections for the empty senate seats, as well as mayoral posts.
The formation of the new electoral panel comes after last week’s arrest of six former election officials on charges of misappropriating government property that included laptops and memory cards.
Martelly fired all nine members of the electoral council in December, and ordered them to return any government property still in their possession.