As allegations of fraud and proof of such mounted, Haiti’s Provisional Electoral Council released final results for the first round of presidential elections. Daily protests and calls for fair, democratic elections haven’t stopped and some are even calling for a transitional government to hold honest elections. On December 16th, we discussed what has happened since the August 9th round of elections, our work supporting Haitians’ demands, and what we may expect of the round originally scheduled for December 27th (postponed since the webinar). Presenters: Prospere Charles, President and CEO of the 1804 Institute Jake Johnston, Research Associate at the Center for Economic and Policy Research Nik Barry-Shaw, IJDH Voting Rights Associate Moderator: Kem Picard, IJDH Communications Coordinator Here’s some background info:http://haitielection2015.blogspot.com/2015/12/haiti-elections-news-roundup-december-11.html To watch the recording, click here.
BAI and IJDH work to protect the right of Haitians to select their government through fair elections. A key aspect of that work is ensuring that the international community has credible information about Haiti’s political situation. In our July 21 web conference, Jacqueline Charles, Jake Johnston, and Wesley Lainé analyzed the key issues currently being discussed in Haitian and international media. Afterwards, we answered participants’ questions. Below is the outline for the webinar. Click HERE for the full text. IJDH Webinar on Elections in Haiti July 21, 2015 -Jake Johnston, Research Associate at the Center for Economic and Policy Research, provides background on elections in Haiti, focusing on how the 2010 elections set the stage for the current crisis. -Jacqueline Charles, Caribbean Correspondent of Miami Herald, discusses the main issues in the current elections, and the challenges she faces in reporting on elections. -Wesley Lainé, IJDH Legal […]