On October 10 five civil-society organizations, designated to nominate members of the electoral commission, wrote President Aristide asking him to formally request the international community, in furtherance of OAS resolution 822 and the Initial Political Accord, to provide assistance to the National Police in designing and executing a disarmament and security plan for the elections.

There was no response from President Aristide.

On October 26, they communicated this letter to OAS representative Ambassador David Lee, adding that while they had designated members for the electoral commission, they were disinclined to send their names in until a process for secure and credible elections was launched by the government and OAS.

The five sectors were private enterprise, human rights, Catholic Church, Episcopal Church, and Protestant churches.

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