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Haitian Senate Candidates Overwhelmingly Male

Despite a Constitutionally-mandated quota of 30% female participation, 91.27% of candidates for Haiti’s Senate are male: Out of 149 candidates for Haiti’s various departments, only 13 are women. This article breaks those numbers down by department and also provides a list of the woman candidates. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Haiti – FLASH : 149 candidates for 10 seats in the Senate (list) HaitiLibre July 19, 2016 149 candidates (13 women and 136 men) will compete on 9 October for the first round of elections of the renewal of third of the Senate. The dominance of the number of men candidates (91.27%) over the women candidates is overwhelming, far from the respect of minimum 30% quota for women stipulated in the amended Constitution. … Click HERE for the full text.

12 Haitian Senators Put Their Salaries Towards Elections

With the United States’ decision to withdraw funding for Haiti’s elections, Haiti has to find a way to fill the gap in funds for the electoral process. Twelve Haitian Senators have decided to give two months of their salaries to the elections pot. While this article questions the Senators’ motives, this could be a step towards Haiti financing its own elections. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Haiti – Elections : 12 senators give their wages HaitiLibre July 14, 2016 The majority group to the Senate composed of 12 senators : Nenel Cassy, Evallière Beauplan, Ricard Pierre, Francisco Delacruz, François Luca Sainvil, Stevens Iverson Benoît, Francenet Denius, Jean Baptiste Bien Aimé, Westner Polycarpe, Fritz Carlos Lebon, Ronald Larèche and Antonio Cheramy, indicates in a correspondence that following the precariousness of State revenues to help achieve […]

Enex Jean-Charles nommé comme Premier ministre intérimaire d’Haïti

Après que le Parlement ait bloqué le choix du chef de gouvernment, Mr. Privert, pour le poste de Premier ministre, beaucoup de gens stipule qu’Haïti ne peut pas avoir des élections avant le 24 avril, comme l’accord du fevrier 2016 suggere. Maintenant, il semble que le Parlement est prêt à ratifier rapidement le choix de Mr. Privert en occurrence, Mr. Enex Jean-Charles, comme Premier ministre. Plusieurs membres du Parlement ont indiqué qu’ils voteront pour Jean-Charles. Peut-être maintenant les élections auront lieu avant le 24 avril. Mais est-ce qu’il y aura du temps pour la vérification dont le peuple réclame? Partie de l’article est ci-dessous. Cliquez ICI pour le texte complet. Pour Enex Jean-Charles, tous les députés disent oui Robenson Geffrard, Le Nouvelliste 22 mars 2016 La Chambre des députés n’attend que le dossier de Enex J. JeanCharles pour confirmer son éligibilité et l’inviter à présenter l’énoncé de sa politique générale. Le président […]

Haiti’s Senate Joins Calls for Election Postponement

Haiti’s Senate has joined calls for the postponement of elections currently scheduled for January 24. Due to widespread fraud and other problems, Haitians have been calling for new elections since the first round in August. The presidential runoff (3rd round in all) has been postponed a few times but the problems have not been addressed. Haiti’s Chamber of Commerce, which met with the Senate, is recommending a new Electoral Council to take charge of the process. Meanwhile, president Martelly seems poised to push the elections forward as they are. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Haiti Senate calls for a halt to Sunday presidential runoff Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald January 20, 2016 PORT-AU-PRINCE — Haiti’s Senate on Wednesday called on the country’s Provisional Electoral Council to cease all operations for Sunday’s presidential and partial legislative runoffs. The […]

La diaspora haïtienne avertit Kerry et Privert sur les élections frauduleuses

Plus de 140 organisations et individus haitiens ont écrit une lettre au secrétaire d’État John Kerry pour l’avertir de l’impact des élections illégitimes en Haïti. La lettre exhorte John Kerry à soutenir élections libres et honnêtes, dirigées par Haïtiens. Membres du diaspora haïtienne ont écrit aussi au Jocelerme Privert, président du Sénat d’Haïti, avec des préoccupations similaires. Ils pressent le Sénat de ne pas permettre à la communauté internationale pour forcer des élections frauduleuses de l’avant. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. La diaspora haïtienne se prononce contre les élections du 24 janvier Patrick Saint-Pre, Le Nouvelliste 20 janvier 2016 43 organisations haïtiano­américaines de la diaspora, 34 dirigeants politiques, religieux et communautaires, et 66 autres personnes ont écrit au secrétaire d’État John Kerry mardi critiquant « le rôle inutile que le Département d’Etat a joué dans la crise électorale d’Haïti […]

Two Candidates Win in First Round Legislative Elections

Due to extremely low voter turnout, violence and other irregularities, many are calling for a rerun of Haiti’s first round of legislative elections (originally August 9, 2015). Now, two candidates who challenged their positions in the preliminary results have been named Senators of the Artibonite and West departments. Some say that without a re-vote, none of the election results released will be legitimate. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Haiti elections officials: Two senators elected in Aug. 9 balloting Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald September 28, 2015 Two candidates for Haiti’s Senate who challenged their preliminary standing in last month’s fraud and violence-plagued legislative elections have won their challenges. Former Sen. Youri Latortue and newcomer Jean Renel Senatus, an ex-government prosecutor known by his crime-fighting nickname “Zokiki,” were deemed winners Sunday after the National Bureau of […]

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