Ever since the release of the preliminary presidential election results in early November, candidates and their supporters alike have been calling for a re-vote and an independent commission to investigate the fraud involved in both rounds of elections so far. The Provisional Electoral Council in charge of Haiti’s elections has just announced that no commission will be formed, claiming that the law doesn’t allow it to form one. Meanwhile, protests all over Haiti continue and it remains to be seen how this electoral crisis will be resolved.
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Haiti elections officials refuse vote verification
Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald
November 17, 2015
Haitian elections officials are rejecting requests to form an independent commission to verify the preliminary presidential election results, saying the law doesn’t grant them the authority to do so.
The decision by the nine-member Provisional Electoral Council came after a meeting with eight presidential candidates Monday night and amid growing calls to put confidence in the electoral process.
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