Resolution on Haiti
Meeting of the Socialist International Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean, Caracas, Venezuela, 25-26 September 1998
The Socialist International Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean, SICLAC, meeting in Caracas on 25-26 September 1998:
1. Expresses its profound sympathy to the Haitian people who are suffering the consequences of Hurricane Georges, and requests at the same time the expression of international solidarity on behalf of Haiti at this time.
2. Expresses its deep concern with regard to the governmental and electoral crises which persist in Haiti despite the Haitian people's efforts to establish democracy in their country.
3. Calls on President René Preval and other interested parties in Haiti to reach an agreement on a political commitment which would allow, on the one hand, for the ratification of a new Prime Minister as soon as possible and, on the other, for the preparation for elections in the future, a process which should be overseen by a provisional Electoral Council.
4. Encourages political parties in Haiti, SI members and other democrats, to implement a strategy for unification which will safeguard the democratisation process which is still in its early stages.