Haiti’s second round of elections on October 25 went much more smoothly than the first round on August 9. However, a glaring major problem remained: multiple-vote fraud. What’s even more concerning is that those who were committing the fraud were most often affiliated with the current president, Michel Martelly. Without checks and balances from Parliament (which dissolved in January), what does this mean for the vote counting process and who proceeds to the runoff election?
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Jovenel Moïse benefiting from multiple-voting fraud is of high concern
Samuel Maxime, Haiti Sentinel
October 26, 2015
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) – With the electoral and institutional apparatus in hand, key members of the ruling party, PHTK and its allies, were arrested for voting or attempting to vote multiple times.
Police did not undertake an exhaustive interrogation of the suspects to see the possible vastness of the electoral fraud operation leaving many to believe Tèt Kale votes to be false and inflated.
Violence, which was mostly accredited to the ruling party, PHTK and its allies on August 9, 2015, was minimal in Sunday’s elections in Haiti but electoral fraud remained high.
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