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Some Call August 9th Elections a “Political Coup”

Apart from international observers, many have decried the August 9th round of elections in Haiti as being marred by violence and fraud. In this interview, Youseline Augustin Bell of Fanmi Lavalas explains why she’d even call it a “political coup.” Among her reasons are the violence perpetrated mostly by two parties tied to President Martelly and a party backed by former president Préval, which caused some towns to cancel voting altogether. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. “A Political Coup” – Interview with Youseline Augustin Bell, Cap-Haïtien Propaganda Press! August 18, 2015 Mdm Youseline Augustin Bell is an educator, psychologist, and attorney. In 1995 together with her husband Bell Angelot they opened the College Bell Angelot in Cap-Haïtien  which presently has 1,000 K-12 students. A well known human rights activist and a member of Fanmi […]

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