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Haiti’s Major Foreign Donor Concern About Presidential Rerun

After Haiti’s special vote commission’s recommendation to completely restart the 2015 presidential elections from scratch was accepted, the United Nations, in conjunction with ambassadors of the largest donors to Haiti’s election cycle, voiced their concern and subsequent likely financial consequences of the decidedly failed presidential run. Set to put the next president in office in February of 2017, the next elections will be held to hopefully elect the next Haitian national leader without the 2015 elections’ ‘zombie votes,’ forged fingerprints, and fake ID cards.

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Haiti gets reluctant go ahead to rerun presidential vote

Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald

June 6, 2016 

Haiti’s major foreign donors reluctantly gave the green light Monday to the country’s elections body to rerun last year’s contested presidential elections in October but they remain “deeply concerned” about the consequences of not having an elected president and government until February 2017.

“It is the responsibility of an elected government to address the socio-economic and humanitarian challenges Haiti is facing,” the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Sandra Honoré, said in a joint statement with the ambassadors of Brazil, Canada, Spain, France, the United States, the European Union and the Special Representative of the Organization of American States.

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