No credible election possible under President Michel Martelly

As per the report submitted by two U.S. organizations of lawyers, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) and the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL), although the election of October 25, 2015, was less violent than the earlier election on August 9th, it suffered a number of serious problems like low turnout, casting of multiple fraudulent votes, there were many complaints involving fraud and lack of transparency in the vote tabulation process.


The representative observers from these two organizations spent two weeks in Haiti prior to the election day, to observe the process and have ultimately called for an independent investigation of the October 25, 2015 election. As per Mario Joseph, Managing Attorney at the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux, who is also a member of the IADL's governing Bureau, 90% of the Haitian voters are of opinion that the presidential election on October 25th had been tainted by fraud. Mr. Joseph believes that no credible election is possible under President Michel Martelly's government. "A transitional government is required to properly investigate the fraud allegations and to hold new and fair elections."

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