With daily protests and one candidate boycotting, many fear that holding elections on January 24 will result in major violence in Haiti. Still, the Haitian (besides the Senate) and US governments are pushing for the elections to proceed regardless. Apparently, “Some experts wondered whether American officials were worried about being called before Congress to testify about the money spent on such a flawed process.” Either way, Haitians are not likely to let such fraudulent elections proceed without a challenge.
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U.S. Presses for Haiti Runoff Vote Amid Fears of Violence and Fraud
Frances Robles, The New York Times
January 21, 2016
After spending more than $33 million on a widely discredited election in Haiti, the United States has been pressing the country’s leaders to go ahead with a runoff presidential election this Sunday, despite a growing chorus of warnings that the vote could lead to an explosion of violence.
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