The Circus Continues: Haiti’s Presidential Election Marred by Fraud

Supporters of opposition presidential candidate Jude Celestin, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Nov. 11, 2015 (AP photo by Dieu Nalio Chery).
Supporters of opposition presidential candidate Jude Celestin, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Nov. 11, 2015 (AP photo by Dieu Nalio Chery).
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The outcome of the first round of Haiti’s presidential elections, which were held Oct. 25, is still uncertain. According to the Provisional Electoral Council, known by its French acronym CEP, Jovenel Moise of President Michel Martelly’s Haitian Tet Kale Party (PHTK) and Jude Celestin of the opposition League for Progress and Haitian Emancipation (LAPEH) were the top two vote-getters, with 33 and 28 percent of the vote, respectively. They should, therefore, face each other in a runoff. But heated disputes about the accuracy of the CEP’s preliminary results have gotten in the way, endangering the second round, currently scheduled for […]

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