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As Haiti Preps for Election Verification, International Community Threatens to Reduce Aid

Once again, Haiti’s final round of presidential elections has been delayed. This time, the delay is meant to allow a verification of the results from previous rounds of elections, which supporters of a verification deem absolutely necessary for Haitians to regain confidence in the electoral process. The international community on the other hand, led by the United States, has been consistently anti-verification and has begun to withhold aid to Haiti in hopes of speeding the electoral process. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Haiti Update: The Political Impasse That’s Delaying the Presidential Runoff Elizabeth Gonzalez, Americas Society/Council of the Americas April 21, 2016 Sunday, April 24, marks the third time that Haiti’s presidential runoff election will be postponed. On April 17, the country’s Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) officially announced that the elections for the presidential runoff, six […]

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