Several dozens of Haitian were protesting on Saturday (November 21) outside of the Manor Palace in New York City as candidate Jovenel Moise was talking to a group of people inside. It was reported that protesters were present at every appearance of the PHTK candidate. It was remarked that the treatment received by Jovenel Moïse was that of a Haitian official and not of a candidate. He was welcomed at New York airport by a delegation from the Consul General of Haiti in New York driven in state cars. It is assumed that his expenses for the trips are being covered by the Haitian and U.S. government.
Senator Steven Benoit was not the only one who had a difficult day yesterday. Senator Moise Jean Charles was also wounded during their confrontation with the police as he was protesting the decision of the CEP not have an independent panel to investigate allegation of fraud during the past election. According to Moise this is a grave incident that took place yesterday. This was a quiet manifestation and the moment he was ready to speak to the crowd, Police opened fire. He also stated that the government is the one responsible for creating an atmosphere of panic in the country. They have a mission to fight. Stand up and fight
I don't understand this one. After a group of candidates had been saying that they want the formation of an independent commission to verify the preliminary election results. Knowing well the demand of these candidates, the CEP has decided to meet with eight of these candidates. After the well publicized meeting between the CEP and the G8, the CEP has decided to flatly reject their request.
I really don't understand this. Here is what the CEP comes up with: "the law doesn't grant us the authority to do so". In a letter signed by the President of the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP), Pierre Louis Opont, the council holds the position that there is no provision in the electoral decree for the formation of an independent commission to review the results.
What if Moise Jean Charles and Maryse Narciss go to run-off? - Many experts made it clear that the contest for the presidency of Haiti is between four candidates, Jude Celestin, Moise Jean Charles, Jovenel Moise and Maryse Narcisse. Have you asked the question: What if the two candidates who are qualified for the run off election scheduled for December 27, 2015 are Moise Jean Charles and Maryse Narcisse?
This is definitely something to think about as it is a possibility. Until the last week before the election, only three candidates were really in the race to win the presidency, Jude Celestin, Moise Jean Charles and Jovenel Moise. However Jean Bertrand Aristide has one more time demonstrated to many that he is a force not to be denied. His public support to Maryse Narcisse on the last week before the election has made a major effect. She is now counted as one of the possible winners to be qualified for the run off.
Unlike most countries, if you are waiting for the election results in Haiti, you will have to be patient. It was just announced that the second round of legislative and first round of presidential and municipal elections will not be published until November 3, 2015 or exactly 10 days after the election.
Electoral officials announced partial results to be published within 10 days; but final results wouldn't be available until the end of November.
Election officials have pleaded for calm and patience. The Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) asks the media and the observers not to give any result before that time in order not to cause disturbance in the country
On October 25, 2015, many people in Haiti were happy with the results of the election. Some Political Parties and organizations accredited to observe the election were happy as well, but for different reasons. In fact, these groups were laughing all the way to the bank, thanks to the flourishing business of Mandates and Observers that have been selling during the election.
While many voters on election day were standing patiently in long lines outside of the polling stations throughout the country, some were engaged in fraud, taking advantage of the privilege accorded to them to supervise the voting process.
Former President Jean Bertrand Aristide came back to the public scene a week before the general election in Haiti to support the candidate for the Political Party Fanmi lavalas, Maryse Narcisse. Before the public support received by Aristide, the campaign of Maryse Narcisse was to some extent struggling and many did not see her as a real contender.
VIDEO: Here is the video of former President Jean Bertrand ARISTIDE and Maryse Narcisse as the accomplish their citizen rights of voting on Election Day
Jean Bertrand ARISTIDE and Maryse Narcisse Voting on Election Day
At Voting center Elie Dubois, no key to open the doors. The staff was obligated to break the doors open with rocks in order to facilitate voting
In Ecole National Bokozel in Bokozel, St Marc, armed bandits entered two voting centers and took some ballot boxes with them. Some of the ballots, empty and completed were later found in the street near by.
Former President Jean Bertrand Aristide and Dr. Maryse Narcisse went to vote at the voting center in Lycee Jean Marie
Here is what took place during the election in Haiti on October 25, 2015. There was a general satisfaction from every sector of the population on how the events of the day took place. Form the CEP, to Haiti Police force, government, observers and the general population, everyone seems to be for the most part satisfied.
The turn out by the population was very high, much better than the previous election. Haitian Police proceeded in conducting a total of 234 arrests. A total of 13 guns were captured, along with 4 vehicles in irregular situation. One Police officer was placed in isolation because some mendates belonging to political parties were found on him.
The only thing I can conclude so far as a result of these polls is that these people don't have a clue of what is really going on with the Haitian voters. recent poll by Florida-based Integrated Communications and Research gives candidate Jovenel Moïse a 7.7 percentage-point lead over second-place candidate Jude Célestin. An other one conducted by the Research Office in Computer Science and Economic and Social Development (BRIDES) gave Jude Célestin the lead followed by Moise Jean Charles.
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