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Haiti holds final round of elections in long electoral process

Posted by AP on Friday, February 3, 2017, In : Elections 
 Haiti held a final round of legislative contests as well as long-overdue municipal elections on Sunday, closing a repeatedly derailed electoral cycle that started in 2015.

President-elect Jovenel Moise’s political faction and its allies are hoping to increase their majority in Parliament with eight legislative runoffs. Voters were also choosing 5,500 district authorities in local elections whose tardiness over a decade has exasperated many.

Alix Pierre, a Port-au-Prince lawyer and one of hun...

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Losers in Haiti's presidential election refuse to accept results

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, In : Elections 
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Fourth place finisher in the Haitian presidential election, Maryse Narcisse, said that her party "Fanmi Lavalas will never accept this electoral coup" referring to the official results of the presidential election held November 20th that saw Jovenel Moise as winner in the first round with 55%67 of the votes.

Maryse Narcise, as well as Moise Jean Charles who came third in the polls, said that their parties will continue calling on their partisans to stand up and protest the results.

"Either we m...

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Jovenel Moise is officially declared the next President of Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, In : Elections 
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Haiti's Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) has officially declared the businessman, Jovenel Moise, winner of the presidential election held in the country last November 20th, with 55.67% of the votes.

The formal announcement Tuesday evening naming Moise as the next Haitian president, finally happened after weeks of an electoral process that was plagued by accusations of frauds and irregularities. The results had been delayed as numerous political parties challenged them before the electoral c...

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Haiti's Supreme Electoral Court found no irregularities that would affect electoral process

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, In : Elections 

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The Supreme Electoral Court noted no massive fraud in the 12% vote checked at the tabulation center. In its decision issued yesterday the electoral judges noted no irregularities that can affect the electoral process.

Following the lawsuits initiated by presidential candidates Jude Célestin (Lapeh), Jean Charles Moise (Pitit Dessalines) and Maryse Narcisse (Fanmi Lavalas), challenging the preliminary results, the Supreme Electoral Court had ordered the verification of 12% of the ballots at ra...

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Haiti's Electoral Council is due to publish final results of Presidential Election today

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, In : Elections 
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Today, the Provisional Electoral Council of Haiti is expected to publish the definitive results of the presidential election held in the country last November 20th.

The publication of the final results were initially due for December 28, but was reported for today, January 3rd, following a court order that demanded the verification of 12% of the ballots at random, after a successful challenge to the results initiated by the second, third and fourth place finishers in the presidential election....

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Publication of definitive presidential election's results in Haiti postponed till January 3

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, December 30, 2016, In : Elections 
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Haiti's Provisional Electoral Council has postponed for January 3rd, the date for the publication of the definitive results of the presidential election held last November 20, said a statement released Thursday by the body responsible for organizing election in the Caribbean country.


The statement did not provide a reason why the initial date of December 29 for the release of the permanent election's results was not respected, despite an assurance from the CEP's executive director, Uder Antoin...

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Haiti's Electoral Council will publish definitive results of Presidential Election Thursday

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, December 27, 2016, In : Elections 
The Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) of Haiti reiterated yesterday that it will publish the definitive results of the general elections held in the country last November 20 that gave provisional winner in the first round to Jovenel Moise of the PTHK party.


The executive director of the body responsible for organizing elections in Haiti, Uder Antoine, announced to the media, that the CEP is "ready" to issue final data of the elections on december 29th, in respect with the electoral calendar....

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Haitian Parliament urges CEP to publish final results of Presidential Election

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, December 24, 2016, In : Elections 
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The Haitian Parliament is calling on the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) to respect the deadline of December 29th, for the publication of the definitive results of last month's legislative and presidential elections.  


The demand of the Haitian parliament comes a week after the electoral court on Monday, ordered a review of 12% randomly selected ballot following a legal challenge launched by third and fourth place finishers in the process Moise Jean Charles and Maryse Narcisse, against Jov...

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OAS calls for a climate of calm in Haiti during final phase of election

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, December 22, 2016, In : Elections 
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The Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Haiti called yesterday to respect the norms pre-established in the electoral process, after the electoral court ordered the verification of 12 percent of the Presidential elections' ballots.

The OAS Observer Mission reiterated the importance of the final phases of the electoral process to be carried out "according to pre-established norms and in a climate of calm".

The OAS also called on all actors to "engage resp...

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Haiti's electoral court orders review of the preliminary results of presidential election

Posted by AFP on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, In : Elections 
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Haiti's three main opposition parties won a victory in their challenge to last month's presidential election after the country's electoral court ordered a review of the preliminary results Monday night.

The vote's first round gave the ruling party's Jovenel Moise an outright victory in the first round, according to the initial count.

But the three main opposition candidates -- Jude Celestin, Moise Jean-Charles and Maryse Narcisse -- challenged the tally giving more than 55 percent of the Novemb...

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Haiti's Electoral Court to begin hearing arguments of candidates who disagree with elections results

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, In : Elections 
The Provisional Election Council (CEP) of Haiti announced Monday that the Electoral Court will begin hearing arguments of candidates who have expressed their disagreement with the provisional results of the elections held on 20 November.

Preliminary data indicates the that winner of the presidential is the candidate of the Haitian Tet Kale Party (PHTK), Jovenel Moise, who had obtained 55.67% of the votes.

 The candidate of the Alternative League for Haitian Progress and Emancipation (Lapeh), Ju...

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Challenges of election results in Haiti to go to highest court

Posted by AP on Friday, December 9, 2016, In : Elections 
A Haitian electoral tribunal says it's incapable of ruling on legal challenges filed by three presidential candidates who lost a preliminary tally in a landslide.

The Friday decision means Haiti's highest electoral court will now have to examine challenges by losing factions in the Nov. 20 elections.

It's not clear how long it will take a panel of judges from the National Office of Electoral Disputes to issue a binding verdict.

Preliminary results show that Jovenel Moise easily won a presidentia...

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President-elect of Haiti Jovenel Moise, called for public order

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, December 3, 2016, In : Elections 
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The President-elect of Haiti, Jovenel Moise called on demonstrators to withdraw from the streets and restore order in the capital, Port au Prince.
The soon to be president of Haiti appealed to the Haitian people to maintain public order in the streets, after preliminary results that give him as winner in the last presidential election.

"People have their own opinion. We need order and discipline to put the country back on the path to development , " said Moise during an int...

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Haiti's interim president took note of presidential election's results

Posted by MetropoleHaiti on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, In : Elections 
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The head of the Haitian state, Jocelerme Privert, took note of the publication of the preliminary results of the first round of the presidential elections. This is an important step towards the political and institutional stabilization of the country, he insists.


Breaking News: Jovenel Moise elected president of Haiti with 55.67% of votes


The Head of State stressed the importance of other ongoing processes. He refers to the period during which candidate can challenge the results by the Electora...

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Breaking News: Jovenel Moise elected president of Haiti with 55.67% of votes

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, In : Elections 
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The preliminary results of the Haitian presidential election, published minutes ago by Haiti's Provisional Electoral Council, showed that Jovenel Moise has won the presidency with 55.67% of votes, exceeding the threshold of 50%+1 necessary for a second round.


While the results of last Sunday's elections are preliminary, Jovenel Moise won with such a large margin that it would be very hard for runner-up Jude Celestin with 19.52% to challenge the results, as he has hinted. Same for third place M...

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Haiti electoral officials have many difficulties publishing results of presidential election

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, In : Elections 


Haiti's Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) is having a lot of difficulties publishing the preliminary results of November 20th presidential election, tonight, as it promised it would, casting further doubts on the processus as hours go by without any explanation from officials.


Journalists invited to a press conference by the Provisional Electoral Council since 2PM, were told that the conference was not to make the announcement of the winner, but to inform them on how the results were going t...

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Haiti's President adresses nation hours before publication of presidential election's results

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, November 28, 2016, In : Elections 
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Hours before the results of November 20th presidential election are published, Haiti's interim president Jocelerme Privert addressed the nation from the national palace in the presence of the press. 

During his speech, the president exhorted the population to remain calm, while encouraging the candidates to seek legal route for any revendications concerning irregularities or suspected frauds, instead of taking and or encouraging their supporters to the streets and violently protest.

 "The use o...

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Haiti to release results of Presidential Election Monday

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, November 26, 2016, In : Elections 



Haiti is nearing the end of a week-long process of vote count and tabulation process, following the presidential election held last Sunday. Speaking to reporters, Leopold Berlanger, President of the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP), the body responsible for the organisation of elections in Haiti, said that preliminary results of last week redone presidential election will be published sometimes Monday. Most likely in the wee hours, in an attempt to prevent violent protests from taking plac...

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Is Haiti largest cellphone company, Digicel, trying to sway outcome of Haitian presidential election?

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, November 25, 2016, In : Elections 
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Haiti's largest cellphone company has found itself embroiled an in electoral scandal in the country, risking great damage to the credibility of its brand in its most valuable market in the Caribbean.

The head of Haiti's largest cellphone company, Maarten Boute, was sent an invitation letter by the public prosecutor of Port-au-Prince, Danton Leger, to appear before the Court and clarify the role his company Digicel, may have had in disseminating preliminary results of Sunday's elections, violat...

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"Tough sanctions" against parties that called out presidential election before official results in Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, In : Elections 
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The Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) of Haiti today warned the political parties of PHTK and Lavalas which have declared their candidates winners without waiting for the publication of the official results of Sunday's elections, that it is considering imposing "tough sanctions," including the possible banishment of candidates from the process.

In a statement released earlier today the electoral body said that it will impose swift sanctions against the parties that have called out the electi...

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Tension is rapidly escalating in Haiti as ballots are counted

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, November 22, 2016, In : Elections 
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Two days following a peaceful presidential election, tension is quickly rising in Haiti after two political parties claimed victory without waiting for the official results of the election to come out. In fact, ballots are still being counted by hand, and the officials results won't be known for a week.

Yesterday at noon, during a press conference,  Rudy Herivaux, the spokesman for the PHTK party announced that their candidate Jovenel Moise had won the election, a few kilometers away, hundreds...

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Haitians anxiously await results of Historic presidential election

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, November 21, 2016, In : Elections 
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After months of delay, on Sunday, Haitians finally went to the polls an a calm atmosphere, but amid scenes of devastation in parts of the country, with the hope of bringing Haiti back to constitutional order after more than a year of political crisis, and a provisional government.


Despite the predictions of instabilities, Sunday's presidential and legislative elections went surprisingly very smoothly, but not without some incidents. The Haitian National Police (PNH) spokesman, Gary Desrosiers ...

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Haiti completes first round presidential election smoothly

Posted by Associated Press on Monday, November 21, 2016, In : Elections 



Haiti's repeatedly derailed presidential election finally went off relatively smoothly Sunday as the troubled nation tries to get its shaky democracy on a firmer foundation after nearly a year of being led by a provisional government.

Polls closed late in the afternoon, and election workers set to work on an archaic and time-consuming process of counting paper ballots in front of political party monitors. The schools serving as voting centers where they gathered were lit by lanterns, candles a...

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Haiti Election: Surveillance cameras and drones around voting centers

Posted by Lenouvelliste on Sunday, November 20, 2016, In : Elections 
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To ensure the smooth running of the election on November 20, the government is using the means. In the vicinity of the voting centers on election day, it announced the installation of surveillance cameras and the deployment of drones. " As part of the measures to ensure the security of the elections of November 20, the government of the Republic decided to put in place an electronic surveillance system with the introduction of cameras and drones in the vicinity and in the spaces of voting cen...

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Haitians vote to elect a new President in much-anticipated election

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, November 20, 2016, In : Elections 



The rusty electoral machines of Haiti are put into gear again, today some 6 million Haitians are summoned to the polls to elect their president and legislators in a much anticipated election, initially began on October 2015, but was cancelled due to fraud allegations and reported over five times since; the latest, in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew six weeks ago.


As early as 6:00 AM, there were already long lines of citizens, identification cards in hands, patiently waiting to cast their ba...

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More than 6 million Haitians expected to take part in Historic general election Sunday

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, November 19, 2016, In : Elections 
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More than 6 million Haitians out of a total population of 12 million are expected to go to the polls on Sunday to choose their next president as well as legislators, in what has been described as one of the closest watched presidential elections in Haiti's history.

Voters on November 20 will choose whom among the 27 candidates for president, 16 for senators and 25 for deputies best...

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130 members OAS electoral observation mission team arrives in Haiti for Sunday's presidential election

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, November 18, 2016, In : Elections 
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An electoral observation mission comprised of 130 members, sent by the Organisation of American States have arrived in Haiti today, in preparation for Sunday's presidential election.


The team of experts from 24 nations, headed by Uruguayan Senator Juan Raul Ferreira, will be deployed to different voting centers throughout the country and help Haitian authority monitor the process.

The OAS also oversaw the first round of the October 2015 presidential election whose results would be later thrown...

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Haiti will be closing its border with the Dominican Republic during Sunday's Presidential Election

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, November 18, 2016, In : Elections 
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Haiti's Ministry of the Interior has announced that the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic will be closed during upcoming Sunday's presidential election. The high level measure was adopted to allow Haitian security forces "more control of movement", confirmed Interior Minister Anick Joseph.

On the other hand the interim President of Haiti, Jocelerme Privert announced that Haiti was ready to hold the much anticipated redone presidential election. The underway election is taking pla...

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Haiti is ready for Sunday's presidential election

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, In : Elections 
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Forecasts for Sunday's elections in Haiti are ready as set out in recent days, even in districts ravaged by Hurricane Matthew. The Haitian government had deployed great efforts to repair hundreds of voting centers that were severely damaged during the storm, as well as roads conducting to these voting places.


On Tuesday, the United Nations, in the country since 2004, started deploying security officers in ten departments of Haiti, who will serve as support for 9,400 officers of the Haitian Nat...

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Only 15% of voting centers are left operational in Haiti after hurricane

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, October 24, 2016, In : Elections 
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Speaking to reporters during a press conference, Leopold Berlanger, the president of Haiti Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) said that only 15% of the voting centers are operational.

These voting centers, mostly schools, were heavily damaged during the storm, and the remaining left standing are being used as temporary shelters.

"Of 106 voting centres in the Grand’Anse department, only 16 are ready for elections. However, most of the 16 functioning voting centres are being used as provisiona...

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Breaking news: Haiti postpones Sunday's presidential election to deal with Matthew's devastation

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, October 5, 2016, In : Elections 
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The president of Haiti's electoral body (CEP) has announced the postponement of Haiti's presidential election that was due to take place Sunday, because of the catastrophe left by the powerful hurricane Matthew, as it pounded the poor Caribbean nation Tuesday.


Earlier today one of the CEP's six members anonymously confirmed to local media that electoral officials were thinking of reporting the processus till October 24th.

Haiti may postpone Sunday's presidential election till October 24

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OAS observers begin arriving in Haiti in preparation of Oct. 9 presidential vote

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, September 18, 2016, In : Elections 
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Some of the 130 election experts from the OAS will start arriving in Haiti today, to begin their assessment of the field and preparations leading up to October 9th, the expected date for the rerun presidential election.


A first round presidential was held in Haiti October of 2015, but was scrapped by Haitian electoral officials after widespread fraud allegations by nearly every sector of Haitian society surfaced, and violent protests throughout main Haitian cities erupted, denouncing what the ...

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Haiti's electoral council unveils $55 million budget for new elections

Posted by AFP on Thursday, August 18, 2016, In : Elections 
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Haitian electoral authorities on Wednesday presented a detailed budget of $ 55 million for the organization of the new presidential election.

By seeking money here and there in the government in place, the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) now hopes to organize a two-round election to choose a new head of state for Haiti. The first round will take place on 9 October.

The first round on 25th of October was canceled after a report of the Electoral Assessment Commission had concluded that the el...

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Haiti's electoral council makes good recommendations to prevent fraud in upcoming presidential election

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, In : Elections 



The Provisional Electoral Council of Haiti (CEP) concluded a series of consultations with political parties and civil society which began in late April to establish the conditions under which the presidential elections will take place on October 9.

The inclusion of all stakeholders "is an important factor of mobilization for increased vigilance and participation of citizens to transparent and credible elections," said CEP president, Leopold Berlanger.

During the consultations, political parties...

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Haiti will assume full cost of election according to Prime minister

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, July 9, 2016, In : Elections 



Haitian Prime Minister Enex Jean Charles, announced that his government will assume the full cost of the next general elections scheduled for October 9, following the refusal of support, among others, the United States and the European Union, media local reported today.

"The government will pay for the elections. So far, we have the money available, the only thing that remains is administrative work to allow the full financing of elections," he said.

Enex Jean Charles recalled that the cost is ...

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Haiti is about to teach the world a very important lesson, as it did in 1804

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, April 23, 2016, In : Elections 




There is something that is about to happen in Haiti, which probably has never happened before in another country. Again, the poors and needy of the first black republic are about to teach the world a valuable lesson. A lesson which despite the time difference, is almost identical to the one Haiti has provided in 1804 by defeating slavery.

Haiti, after 30 years since It overthrew a dictatorship is in the midst of yet another revolution. This revolution is about the fraudulent elections and a fa...

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Verification Commission put in place as international community continues to reject it

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, April 21, 2016, In : Elections 
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A former senator, a former election adviser, two businessmen and a former member of the previous evaluation Commission of Michel Martelly are the components of the verification commission repeatedly requested by the opposition in Haiti to review the results of the first round of voting.

Erick Gaillard, Jean Marc Donald, Gedeon Jean, Pierre and Francois Benoit Wilfrid Sanon are the five members of the verification commission.

The chosen sectors represent the Anglican Church, the building contrac...

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Should Haiti's president leave office as per the accord if he can't hold elections within the 120 days mandate?

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, April 16, 2016, In : Elections 



April 14, 2016, marks two months or 60 days since Jocelerme Privert was elected by parliament as acting president of Haiti, for a non-renewable term of 120 days, to resume and complete the presidential elections canceled three times because of allegations of fraud and violence that erupted following.


When the mandate of Martelly had ended without an elected president to replace him, Privert, then president of the Senate, signed a political agreement with him on the frameworks of holding of the...

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Haiti's new provisional electoral council (CEP) sworn in

Posted by AFP on Thursday, March 31, 2016, In : Elections 




Port-au-Prince (AFP) - The nine members of Haiti's new provisional electoral council (CEP) took office Wednesday, tasked with relaunching the election process that was left in limbo in January after opposition protests.

The poorest country in the Americas is grappling with just its latest crisis, after the presidential vote runoff and final round of legislative elections were postponed when the opposition accused the government of attempting to rig the vote.

"The task ahead is immense, giving h...

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Breaking News: Jocelerme Privert selected as interim President of Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, February 14, 2016, In : Elections 



The parliament of Haiti today met in National Assembly to elect an interim president.

The meeting was supposed to take place at 11:00 AM, but did not start until 4 PM since most members were not present at the time; leading many to speculate that the vote was about to be boycotted.

After some 7 hours of intense debate, a vote was finally set up to choose the interim president from the three candidates who were selected: Jocelerme Privert, Edgard Leblanc Fils and Dejean Bélizaire

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Haiti's interim president will be elected February 14

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, February 10, 2016, In : Elections 

The Haitian National Assembly will elect the provisional president of Haiti on February 14, a week after Michel Martelly left office after completing his term without having chosen his successor because of the prolonged political crisis of the country, parliamentary sources reported today.

According to the timetable, the registration of candidates to lead the transitional government will be open until Thursday afternoon. It requires the candidate to have at least one member in the National Ass...

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President of Haitian senate urges lawmakers to not let the country plunge into institutional vaccum

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, February 5, 2016, In : Elections 


The country is facing a multidimensional crisis, said President of the National Assembly, Jocelerme Privert yesterday at the opening of the first ordinary session of the legislative year.

According to Senator Privert parliamentarians should adopt provisions to preserve respect the constitution and the democratic gains and create conditions for our sovereignty.

In his speech the President of the National Assembly urged his colleagues to show cohesion and unit capacity of truth and sense of commo...

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Arrival of voting materials in Haiti for second round presidential election

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, January 17, 2016, In : Elections 

The Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) of Haiti announced Saturday  the arrival to the country of the latest materials for the second round of presidential elections, scheduled for January 24, in which the opposition refuses to participate in the alleged partiality organizers.

The materials arrived from Dubai, according to a CEP, who invited the political parties to claim their financing funds according to the electoral decree.

The CEP also released today its list of national and international...

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Argentina makes $50.000 in support of Haiti elections

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, November 2, 2015, In : Elections 
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The Government of Argentina contributed $ 50,000 to support the electoral process under way in Haiti during a ceremony today to support the Haitian people in the democratic consolidation and stabilization of the country. 
The contribution financial to the electoral background in Haiti confirms the commitment of Argentina to support the stabilization process in Haiti. 

It takes place five days after the penultimate round of voting. Nearly six million Haitians are entitled to ele...

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Haiti pulls off with success the largest and most complex elections in its history

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, October 26, 2015, In : Elections 

Image result for haiti election 2015 The Haitian government has pulled off the largest and the most complex elections in Haiti's history. The violence that habitually characterized Haitian elections was nonexistent or so minor that they didn't have any impact whatsoever on the overall process.

 Voting was relatively orderly across the nation due mostly to the heavy presence of the Haitian National Police (PNH) in the streets.

The National Police was heavily criticized for its lack of presence in the streets during the first rou...


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Haiti Election: Too many candidates too many international observers.

Posted by Sydney Noel on Friday, October 23, 2015, In : Elections 



The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will mount an election observation mission to oversee the first round of the Presidential elections between some 50 candidates and the second round of legislative elections, which will take place this Sunday October 25th. The fielding of this mission comes at the request of the government of Haiti and follows the presence of CARICOM election observation missions in St Kitts and Nevis, Guyana, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago.

It should be noted that CARICOM is...

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Haitian Presidential Debate taking place in Miami

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, September 29, 2015, In : Elections 
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To better appeal to undecided voters and involve the Haitian diaspora in the political life of the country, a second presidential debate will take place October 4th in the auditorium of North Miami Senior High School and will be broadcasted on Radio Television Caribbean (RTV) one of the leading Radio and TV station in Haiti, as well as other radio and streaming news channels.

For this second debate between ten (10) candidates, organized by the Friends of Haiti 2010, a non profit citizen organi...

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Haiti Election: OAS says that irregularities did not disrupt overall elections

Posted by AP on Tuesday, August 11, 2015, In : Elections 

 An international mission that monitored legislative elections in Haiti said Monday that there were scattered problems with violence and other disruptions during Sunday's first round but not enough to disrupt the legitimacy of the overall vote.

The Organization of American States had 28 observers monitoring Sunday elections that saw Haitians choose lawmakers for the next Parliament in a contest that was delayed for nearly four years. They visited 171 of more than 1,500 voting centers across th...

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Haiti Election day marked by great violence, frauds and irregularities

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, August 11, 2015, In : Elections 



Many are left greatly disappointed after the first round of legislative elections that have taken place in Haiti this past Sunday August 9th, considering the high rate of irregularities observed and the violence that marred the conduct of voting operations. For example in many districts, at the very opening of many polling centers the vote could not be held or was interrupted by armed groups, sometimes with candidates, who have ransacked and destroyed voting materials.

The National Defense Net...

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Legislative election begins in Haiti today, 5 million voters expected.

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, August 9, 2015, In : Elections 



More than 5 million potential voters will participate in the first round of parliamentary elections, held on Sunday August 9th, in Haiti.

The western Department which includes the metropolitan area of ​​Port-au-Prince is 40% of the electorate. The Artibonite is second among the most important electoral regions.

20 seats are to be filled. Two seats in the senate for each department; 34 candidates are running for two seats.

119 seats in the Chamber of Deputies.

The total cost of three rounds is...

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Haiti's Police Chief says PNH is ready to provide security during election

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, August 9, 2015, In : Elections 



The Haitian police chief, Orélus Godson, with a sense of serenity ensured that the security forces are beginning to implement the security plan in place, during the first round of parliamentary elections this Sunday, August 9

Speaking on Radio Métropole waves this Sunday, Mr. Orelus announced that the police have already arrested several individuals who have not complied with the security measures taken by the police authorities.

These citizens were arrested in the North West of the departmen...

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Many ministers resign in protest of sexist insults of woman by President Martelly

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, August 7, 2015, In : Elections 


Several ministers resigned in Haiti after sexist insults uttered by Haitian President Michel Martelly, during a campaign rally.

A few days before legislative and just over two months of the presidential election, Haitian President skids, once again. Present at a campaign rally in the city of Miragoâne, July 28, Michel Martelly was stopped by a woman in the congregation who reproached him for not having kept his promises, including not having installed electricity in his village. "Find a man a...

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Haiti Election: an electoral disaster and a post-election crisis is taking shape

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, August 7, 2015, In : Elections 




Haiti could face an electoral disaster in the election on 9 August 2015 and subsequently a post-election crisis, warns the National Network for the Defence of Human Rights (RNDDH), in a report dated August 5, 2015.

RNDDH believes that it is the duty of the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) to "intervene to remind candidates what they face when they use violence."

5 cases of murder, 26 injured, 10 cases of beating, two assassination attempts and 9 armed clashes have been recorded by RNDDH sinc...

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Haiti will close its border with the Dominican Republic on election day

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, August 6, 2015, In : Elections 



The Haitian government have announced that the borders between Haiti and the Dominican Republic will be closed during the upcoming election day, starting August 8th from 6:00 PM local time and all day Sunday. Activities will resume to normal Monday August 10th.  The closing of the border between the two nations sharing the island of Hispaniola is one of the numerous security measures, implemented by the Haitian government to assure the smooth running of the massive legislative election that w...

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President Martelly says that he will not issue certificates of discharge to former government officials.

Posted by Le Nouvelliste on Saturday, May 30, 2015, In : Elections 



Presidential candidates, they are a dozen former senior officials of the state to be concerned with the question of discharge. One of them, former Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, thinks the head of state could solve this problem by providing this valuable discharge certificate by decree. Asked Friday about the subject, Michel Martelly dodge the question while two of his advisers contacted by Le Nouvelliste reported that the President of the Republic will take no order to that effect.

"Presiden...

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Haiti Elections: Laurent Lamothe wants Michel Martelly to intervene so he can participate in the elections.

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, May 30, 2015, In : Elections 



Former Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe wants an intervention by the head of state, Michel Martelly, to allow the participation of former senior officials of the state in the presidential election.

Arguing that the elections will be conducted from a decree, Mr. Lamothe argues that it is possible to issue a decree to all the candidates who do not hold clearance certificates are allowed to participate in elections. We need an election without exclusion, he said arguing that it is for the people to...

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Dean of Quisqueya University, Jackie Lumarque enters presidential race

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, May 4, 2015, In : Elections 




The dean of the University Quisqueya, Jackie Lumarque, was designated the weekend elapsed presidential candidate of "Truth platform."

The deputy coordinator of this political formation, René Monplaisir, indicates that members of the Truth Executive approved the nomination of Mr. Lumarque which presents the unifying profile.

It reveals that Mr. Lumarque was very involved in several vital sectors of society. Activists and members of the management wanted someone who could bring all the vital sec...

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Breaking News: Sophia Martelly renounced her American Citizenship to be candidate in the senatorial race

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, May 1, 2015, In : Elections 
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After long hours of waiting, of discussion and heated debate, the BCEDs finally decided in declaring the First Lady Sophia Martelly able to run for the post of Senator for West Department. However this decision under the procedure must be validated by the electoral body CEP which should publish this Friday 1st May 2015 the list of approved candidates for the upcoming legislative. The information was confirmed later in the evening by the Haitian radio station Kiskeya.

While acknowledging that S...

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The candidacy of First Lady Sophia Martelly contested, questions over her nationality grow

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, In : Elections 



Lawyers are talking laws. Everyone tries to make the cloth of the constitution to teir advantage. The Office of West departmental electoral dispute Tuesday protesters and defendants use the weapon of dialectics to convince the electoral judges. Discharge and dual citizenship, two major requirements for some legislative candidates as Sophia Martelly to elucidate, if they want to remain in the electoral race and have the passes of the CEP for the elections on 9 August 2015.

Sophia Martelly, Stev...

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Audits of former government officials: Some got a good report some not

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, In : Elections 
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While the question concerning discharge caused much ink and saliva during the election period, the Superior Court of Auditors and Administrative Disputes studies the files of the former accounting for public money. The Administrative Court has indeed already deliberated on a range of issues that were pending. Others are being analyzed. As proof, the Court delivered last Tuesday, the audit reports of about 25 former managers of state funds in the Senate of the Republic for appropriate action. ...

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Haitian government is seeking additional money for the organization of elections.

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, April 27, 2015, In : Elections 




Haitian Prime Minister, Paul Evans, met last Thursday with several representatives of the international community on the election financing folder.

The Haitian government reveals that 50% of financial resources for the organization of municipal, parliamentary and presidential ballot still have not been mobilized.

The representatives of donor countries of the electoral process including members of the Core Group ambassadors were present at this meeting. The Prime Minister has not provided detail...

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