Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Much resting upon the upcoming election in Haiti

The Obama administration’s decision to reverse its policy on Haitian immigrants raises stakes even higher in the upcoming Haitian election. The thousands of Haitians facing deportation will return to Haiti at a historical tipping point for political stability. In Haiti’s upcoming election, the stakes are higher than ever By the Editorial Board, The Washington Post September 29th, 2016 AN ENORMOUS spike in the number of Haitian migrants crossing into the United States from Mexico over the past year prompted the Obama administration this month to order a sudden policy reversal and served as a reminder of the dysfunction and despair driving people from the hemisphere’s poorest nation. Better prospects in Haiti depend on political stability, which is at a make-or-break juncture. With a redo, scheduled Oct. 9, of last year’s failed, allegedly fraud-ridden presidential vote, Haiti has a chance to regain […]

Brazilian Polls Increase Support for Haiti Vote Recount

Average Haitians and Haitian politicians and human rights organizations have all been calling for a recount of the votes from the October 25 presidential election. Now, a poll done by a Brazilian institute provides further support for reconsidering the results released on November 5: Not only does it demonstrate extremely low confidence in the results but also that the results are likely not representative of the actual votes. One of the researchers has also joined calls for an independent investigation into the electoral process. Many in Haiti suspect fraud in recent election, poll finds Ben Fox, AP November 19, 2015 MIAMI (AP) — A poll by an independent research group has found deep public suspicion of the first round of the presidential election in Haiti, a finding that is likely to fuel calls by opposition parties for a recount of the […]

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