Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Grievances over recent Haitian Election results

Candidates trailing in polls have all claimed voter fraud. Candidates and followers of the trailing parties are contesting the results by way of demonstrations, press conferences, declarations, letters, and legal contests. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Most Candidates Scorn Vote Results, but Unity Remains Elusive Kim Ives, Haiti Liberté November 11, 2015 Other than Jovenel Moïse of the ruling Haitian Bald Headed Party (PHTK), almost all of the other 53 Haitian presidential candidates reject the Oct. 25 election’s preliminary results announced by the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) on Nov. 5. However, the candidates’ tactics for redressing what many observers also say are fraudulent and non-transparent vote counts differ widely. The result is a disjointed array of demonstrations, press conferences, declarations, letters, and legal contests which appear, until now, to leave the CEP, as well […]

Reactions to preliminary results of parliamentary vote in Haiti

Early reactions to Haiti’s preliminary results in parliament vote lead to more demonstrations. New and old faces share their reactions to the aforementioned results. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full article. Haiti issues preliminary results in parliament vote Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald November 8, 2015   Antonio Cheramy, known as “Don Kato,” was elected with 297,260 votes in the Oct. 25 legislative runoff elections to represent the country’s most populous region, the West Department that includes metropolitan Port-au-Prince. The vote total, posted on the council’s website after midnight Sunday, is more than what 52 of the 54 presidential candidates received during balloting held on the same day, according to preliminary presidential results issued Thursday. “The battle I was carrying out reached the population,” said Cheramy, 40. “These results are incontestable and show that the population voted me.” The […]

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