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Pervasive Haiti Voter Fraud Doesn’t Stop at the Presidential Elections

On Monday, Haiti’s Independent Commission on Evaluation and Verification, a small panel tasked with evaluating last year’s elections, confirmed the suspected high level of electoral fraud.  While the commission called on the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) to completely restart the presidential elections, many voices, including politicians, foreigns diplomats, and civil society groups, have brought to light the report’s account of fraud not only in the presidential, but also in the legislative elections. Their concern includes the complete lack of female officials elected, citing the commission’s statement that at least one woman, Nétlande Pierre Dérius, did indeed win by popular vote. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Some say Haiti vote verification doesn’t go far enough Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald May 31, 2016 In the days after Haiti’s newly installed parliament took office, everyone from politicians to foreign diplomats lamented that there wasn’t […]

A clearly failed election brings more questions for democracy

Haiti’s recent election, wrought with fraud and corruption, was a failure in upholding the integrity of the democratic process. The necessity of a re-election is undeniable but this leaves many questions unanswered: Who will oversee it, finance it, and be allowed onto the ballot? Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Let’s get Haiti’s vote right this time Editorial, Miami Herald May 31, 2016 The handwriting was on the wall even before Haiti’s Independent Commission of Evaluation and Verification formalized its finding on Monday: The round of elections for president in October was so rife with fraud that a new vote is required. The conclusion was inevitable. It concurs with the findings of many election observers and what has become the prevailing consensus in Haiti. Haitians were so skeptical of the outcome that gave first place to […]

La Commission de vérification électorale en Haïti: le processus soit repris à zéro

Après un mois de travail d’analyse, François Benoît, le président de la Commission de vérification électorale en Haïti, recommande désormais l’annulation totale du vote. La Commission a trouvé que le nombre de votes non traçables a quasiment dépassé les votes légitimes, qu’il y avait eu trafic de cartes de vote, vendues au plus offrant.  Il revient maintenant au Conseil électoral de trancher mais il se donne jusqu’à lundi prochain pour publier le nouveau calendrier des élections. Une part de l’article est ci-dessous. Cliquez ICI pour le texte complet. Crise électorale en Haïti: l’annulation du scrutin présidentiel recommandée Andres Martinez Casares, Les Voix du Monde 30 mai 2016 La crise électorale n’en finit plus en Haïti : le second tour de l’élection présidentielle a été reporté sine die depuis décembre en raison des accusations de fraudes formulées par l’opposition. Après un mois de […]

According to Electoral Commission, Haiti’s Presidential Elections Were a Complete Disaster

On Monday, a five-member panel tasked with evaluating the vote announced its results after weeks of analyzing Haiti’s 2015 first-round presidential elections. They found that the number of untraceable votes surpassed the legitimate votes and recommended a re-run of the election, handing over their report to the revamped Provisional Electoral Council to make the final decision on whether or not to restart the presidential race from zero. Calling into question both the legitimacy of the specific 2015 presidential elections and the general electoral machine, the panel’s condemnation revives political tension in Haiti as the verdict exhibits the complete disregard for one-person-one-vote democracy in previous rounds. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Haiti Panel Calls for Re-run of Presidential Elections Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald May 30, 2016 The results of Haiti’s contested first-round presidential elections were such a disaster that the process should recommence at […]

Soon-Coming Election Verification Results Will Revive Tensions in Haiti

The results from Haiti’s long-awaited verification commission are set to be published this Sunday after a month of analysis of the two rounds of elections in 2015. With the results, tensions are expected to escalate because no matter the recommendations of the commission, there will be a political faction that’s dissatisfied. It remains to be seen whether the elections will be rerun altogether, whether the fraudulent results from the second round will hold, or whether one or more candidates will be excluded from a final round. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Election Verification Results Expected this Weekend: What to Expect and What Comes Next? Haiti Relief and Reconstruction Watch May 27, 2016 This Sunday the month-long verification commission that is analyzing Haiti’s elections is expected to release its results. No matter the outcome, […]

Preuve de la Fraude dans les Élections Haïtiennes

Avec la nouvelle création de la commission de vérification qui a été récemment élu, le president provisoire Jocelerme Privere a pris les rênes tandis que la commission analyse les milliers de bulletins de vote qu’elle a reçus. La commission a pris un échantillon de 3,235 feuilles de vote à partir d’un total de plus de 13,000 feuilles. Le but de la commission est de vérifier s’il y a des activités frauduleuses qui aurait eu lieu. Selon Mathias Pierre, un ingénieur etcandidat à la présidentielle du Pitit Dessaline, il y a eu des preuves pour une élection truquée. Prétendument, 85 pour cent des procès-verbaux analysés par les membres de la commission eux révèlent des cas de fraudes. Dans un compte rendu composé de 45 votants, 41 votes sont destinés pour le candidat du PHTK, Jovenel Moïse. Mais, seulement 3 citoyens ont été enregistrés sur la list d’émargement. Pierre […]

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