Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Haiti Elections at a Standstill

After former Haitian President Michel Martelly’s term expired, Haiti seems unable to hold legitimate elections to elect a new president. Jovenel Moïse of the PHTK party (Martelly’s former party) was declared the front-runner after the first round of elections. However, the verification committee set up to monitor the 2016 elections found widespread fraud and irregularities in the election. Sir Ronald Sanders, who led a Special Mission on the Organisation of American States, remarked that the Haitian population would not see the results as democratic. What is perhaps even more perplexing is how little both the United Nations and the United States are involving themselves. Normally at the forefront of pushing countries to have valid elections, both actors have failed to emphasize that in these elections. Click HERE for the full article. — Commentary: Haiti: No moving out and moving on Sir Ronald Sanders, Caribbean News Now! June […]

Haitian Diaspora Groups Speak Out on Elections Impasse

Haiti reached an impasse in the electoral process when the Provisional Electoral Council announced final results for the presidential race despite widespread allegations of fraud and calls for an independent investigation. Now, several Haitian Diaspora organizations have issued a collective statement with suggestions on how to get through the crisis. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Haitian diaspora proposes solutions for national election crisis Caribbean News Now! December 8, 2015 RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, USA — Several organizations representing the Haitian Diaspora in the United States have joined to find solutions to the election crisis in Haiti. Among them are the Haiti Renewal Alliance (HRA), the Haitian American Chamber of Commerce (HACCOF), the National Alliance for the Advancement of Haitian Professionals (NAAHP), Konbit for Haiti, Congress to Fortify Haiti and the National Organization for the […]

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