Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

IJDH Webinar on Elections in Haiti

BAI and IJDH work to protect the right of Haitians to select their government through fair elections. A key aspect of that work is ensuring that the international community has credible information about Haiti’s political situation. In our July 21 web conference, Jacqueline Charles, Jake Johnston, and Wesley Lainé analyzed the key issues currently being discussed in Haitian and international media. Afterwards, we answered participants’ questions. Below is the outline for the webinar.

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IJDH Webinar on Elections in Haiti

July 21, 2015

-Jake Johnston, Research Associate at the Center for Economic and Policy Research, provides background on elections in Haiti, focusing on how the 2010 elections set the stage for the current crisis.

-Jacqueline Charles, Caribbean Correspondent of Miami Herald, discusses the main issues in the current elections, and the challenges she faces in reporting on elections.

-Wesley Lainé, IJDH Legal Intern, analyzes the décharge issue which has disqualified a few candidates. This includes the controversial disqualification of Jacky Lumarque, former coordinator of a presidential commission on education.

-Question and Answer Session


Click HERE for the full text.

Click HERE to download the audio from Dropbox.

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