Election Developments in Haiti

COHA is closely monitoring the repercussions of the recent release of the official results of Haiti’s November 28 presidential election. The U.S. State Department has expressed serious reservations about the election due to widespread irregularities and allegations of fraud. The election also highlights Préval’s declining reputation in the country following his mismanagement of Haiti’s recent crises and raises questions about the neutrality of Colin Granderson, head of the OAS/CARICOM joint electoral observation mission in Haiti. For analysis concerning the outcome of Haiti’s tainted election, contact the COHA Haiti research unit at (202) 223-4975 or at (202) 215-3473 after 5:00 PM and during the weekend. For background on the election, refer to past COHA press releases, particularly “Haiti’s Election Debacle” and “More Grim Days Ahead for Haiti”

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  • December 21, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    The big problem in Haiti now is that the US put pressure on Haiti’s authorities to held elections this year, knowing that the time to organize them was so little. I said that election should be ok in april 2011 (Préval came into office in may 5 years ago), but nobody listen to me. You know that less than 23% of the electorate participate in this election? The citizens of Haiti are more than 5m.
    Why the american ambassador in Haiti declare that the results published by the Electoral Copuncil did not match those of the national electoral observers? The national observers has not the skills to do an accurate lecture of the pools.
    Is the US ambassadot a haitian electoral authority? The international community has to respect the national electoral system and as the CEP was accepted by her, now they did not like the outcom of election and, the ambassador opened the door to violence and claiming of froud.


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