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Election Verification Threatens Haiti Presidential Front-runner

Despite strong opposition to a verification of the previous rounds of elections in Haiti by the former president’s party, PHTK, the verification process is underway. For the first time, it seems like the named presidential front-runner, Jovenel Moïse, fears losing his position. Many of the people calling for verification suspect that much of the electoral fraud was in favor of Moïse, PHTK’s candidate. If this is found to be true, he will likely be disqualified from the next round of elections.

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Jovenel fears disqualification from Haiti presidential election

Samuel Maxime, Haiti Sentinel

May 8, 2016

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti ( – The candidate for the party of the former totalitarian regime began, on Monday, to express his fear that the newly installed Election Verification Commission may determine he benefited from an electoral fraud operation and therefore recommend he be disqualified from further participation in the elections.

Parti Haitien Tet Kale (PHTK) of former President Michel Martelly has been vehemently against the establishment of a commission to verify the results of the 2015 elections. Party members call the commission the Election “Falsification” Commission and, with their allies, announced a nationwide strike for Monday, May 2, 2016, to protest against the commission. For days, party surrogates told the public not to take the streets on that day and stay home.

But it was early in the morning that it seemed Haitians were not willing to support the party’s plea including its candidate for president, Jovenel Moïse. Moïse was live and in studio as an invitee on Radio Television Caraïbes 5:30 am news program with Bob C


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