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Parliamentary vacancies – What this means for Sunday’s election

For Sunday’s election, many legislative seats are up for grabs, including more than half of the Senate. With so many vacancies, it is important to stay up to date and informed about Parliamentary candidates. Learn more by reading and clicking on the article below. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Haiti Election Primer, Part 3: The Parliament Jake Johnston, The Center for Economic and Policy Research November 17, 2016   Read Part 1: Timeline of Key Events, here.  Read Part 2: Presidential Candidates and Their Parties, here.  Often lost in the discussion of Haiti’s presidential race is the fact that many legislative seats are up for grabs as well, including more than half of the Senate. Currently, the parliament is pretty evenly split between political factions but with such a high number of seats left to […]

No Decision Made on Privert’s Term: Unrest Continues

June 14th was supposed to be the day that Jocelerme Privert ended his 120 day transitional government, but parliament has not yet come to a conclusion on his term. Had elections gone successfully, there would have been a new president in place by now. However, the verification commission found widespread fraud in the elections so Haiti is still without an elected president. Haiti’s national assembly needs to vote on whether or not to prolong Privert’s presidency despite the February accord’s deadline. Anti-Privert protests are being planned, as well as Pro-Privert marches, and it is clear that parliament needs to make a decision. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full article. — More uncertainty for Haiti as parliament fails to decide on Privert Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald June 15th, 2016 PORT-AU-PRINCE An upbeat and smiling Jocelerme Privert walked into […]

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