The ratification of the general policy statement by the Haitian Prime Minister Enex Jean Charles is a significant step towards a return to constitutional order in Haiti. It allows an interim government to be sworn in as part of the implementation of the Tripartite Agreement of 5 February. This agreement is intended to ensure the continuity of the State as well as the continuation of the electoral process begun in 2015.
All stakeholders should step up their efforts towards the swift establishment of the Provisional Electoral Council, which must take the necessary measures to bring the electoral process begun in 2015 to a successful conclusion as soon as possible and publish the results of the municipal elections. These steps are essential to ensure that the voice of the Haitian people is heard and that they can freely and democratically choose both their local and their national leaders.
Haiti needs legitimate authorities to address the major challenges the country faces. These challenges have a direct impact on the daily lives of millions of Haitian citizens.
The European Union remains firmly committed to assisting Haiti in all its efforts and promoting Haiti's development. Only with stable institutions and a system of governance that enjoys democratic legitimacy can European Union aid produce significant and lasting results.