In the international media, Haiti’s second round of elections on October 25 has been widely praised for the decrease in violence compared to the August 9th round. These reports ignore the rampant ballot stuffing that occurred, particularly in favor of Jovenel Moise, the candidate affiliated with Haiti’s current president. This segment features interviews with Haitian radio host Jean Yves Point-du-Jour, Haiti Information Project founder Kevin Pina, Haiti expert Robert Fatton, and FIU professor Eduardo Gamarra. All four emphasize the importance of fair vote-counting and accurate choosing of the two candidates who will advance to the run-off election set for December.
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The Heat: Elections in Haiti
October 26, 2015
Voters in Haiti faced long lines and a lengthy ballot of 54 candidates seeking to be that country’s next president.
It could be the end of November before we learn how the Haitian people voted in Sunday’s presidential and legislative elections.
The top two candidates will face a run-off election in December to succeed incumbent leader Michel Martelly.
The Caribbean nation of about 10-million people has struggled to rebuild since the devastating earthquake leveled much of the capital in 2010.CCTV America’s Stephen Gibbs reports from Port-au-Prince.
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