Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Scheduled First Round of Elections Raise Concerns

Haiti’s long-overdue elections have the potential to initiate the country’s progress towards political stability. Many view this first round as a crucial test of Haiti’s ability to hold its own elections: the last elections in 2010 were orchestrated by third parties, including the United States. Despite Haiti’s indisputable progress since these last elections in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake, doubts still linger about voter turnout, police intimidation and violence, among other concerns. An excerpt from the transcript is posted below. Click HERE for the original story. Haiti Elections Seen As A Test Of Stability NPR August 8, 2015 LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: Haitians are set to vote tomorrow, a big step for the troubled country. These are legislative elections, and they’re more than three years overdue. And they are seen as a test for Haiti to prove it’s capable of […]

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