Haiti is gearing up for presidential elections happening later this month but given the violence, fraud and other irregularities that plagued the first round elections, and some questionable actions by the CEP, many are worried about the outcome of this round. This article makes some good recommendations on how the next president can improve Haitian politics in the future, including rejection of voting outcomes based on violence and institution of anti-corruption measures in the government.
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Another chance to move Haiti forward
Editorial, Miami Herald
October 3, 2015
On the surface, Haiti’s presidential elections seem to be a robust competition. Fifty-four candidates are vying for the votes of 5.8 million registered voters, and they’re all debating their competing visions across the island — and even here in South Florida.
One of their debates takes place Sunday in North Miami, an acknowledgment of the importance of the local Haitian community and that the residents care deeply for their homeland.
This election is another chance to turn the page politically, to move the country forward. But one doesn’t have to look far to sense the uncertainty hovering over the Oct. 25 presidential vote, which is also the second round for the violence- and fraud-marred Aug. 9 elections. By many accounts, the vote may be headed for another disastrous train wreck
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