Martelly was asked if he could give assurance that elections, that were due to be held in November 2011, will be held in Haiti in 2013. To which he responded:
“In front of the nation, I will assure them that all the institutions need are on their feet, I have reinforced the institutions. Before the nation I will say that I have left everything available so the institutions can function…”
President Martelly reiterated the fact that he did attempt, in vain, to establish a Permanent Electoral Council in 2012 but waited 7 months for Parliamentarians to provide 3 names for this council which ultimately was never realized.
Martelly reminded the nation, during his press availability, that his Prime Minister had multiplied, in one week,nearly a half dozen meetings with the electoral council, international partners, and other parties towards holding elections. 360 million HTG was given to the electoral council by the Haitian state thus far and another 310 million HTG is expected to follow up. via Elections