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Haitians protest the Presidential Election results

Since last Thursday after the election results were released, Haitians have been protesting what they say involved fraud. The protests have caused all school doors to be closed. During the lead-up to the protests, ex-president Jean Bertrand Aristide made clear his support for Dr. Maryse Narcisse, who was beaten by Jude Celestin in the preliminary results. IJDH Director Brian Concannon discusses these developments and more in this interview. Part of the post is below. Click HERE for the full text and audio. Haiti’s Elections Remain Fraught With Problems Brian Concannon Jr., Uprising November 10, 2015 Haitians are out en masse protesting their nation’s election results, contending fraud. Thousands gathered on the streets of Port Au Prince for a general strike on Monday. A first round of Presidential elections was held on October 25th, with current President Michel Martelly’s favored candidate Jovenel Moise coming ahead with enough […]

Brian Concannon Breaks Down Haiti’s Elections (Interview)

There were some major problems with Haiti’s first round of presidential elections on October 25, including very low voter turnout and stuffing of ballot boxes. Now what remains to be seen is how much the rampant fraud will affect the results, and who will go on to the presidential runoff in December. In this radio segment, Brian Concannon explains the issues with October 25 (and the August 9th round before that), and how the US is involved in Haiti’s elections. The segment description is below. Click HERE to listen to the segment. Haiti Elections Are So Problematic, They May Be a Prelude to a Coup Uprising with Sonali November 2, 2015 GUEST: Brian Concannon Jr., Executive director of the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti. Haitians went to the polls on October 25th for the first round of voting in […]

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