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Only 15 percent of Haitian voters expected to vote on August 9

It seems to me only the candidates who can motivate their base in the upcoming legislative elections in Haiti on August 9 have a real chance of winning in the first round. Another way of saying this, anyone can win this

According to a survey just released by the Observatory of Citizen Action by Public Authorities (OCAPH) just five days ahead of Haiti legislative elections only 15 percent of the people registered to vote will actually do so. Most Haitian voters are taking an " I Don't Care" attitude.

The Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) did launch some sensitization campaigns to get more people interested in voting; However, it has not been so far effective.

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters wants to finance Haiti Election

US Congresswoman Maxine Waters is definitely on to something. She recently wrote a letter to the House Ethics Committee and Federal Election Commission to ask them if she can contribute to foreign candidates running for office. Not only she is personally interested, she also wants to know if her affiliated political action can be allowed to do so as well.

This is not something small at all and can have huge implication. Let's just look at the proposal, the environment and possible consequences. Don't forget this is a debate, you are free to voice your opinion as well in the comment section:

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USAID funded political movement backing Martelly in 2010

It seems like the U.S. Agency for International Development was not just an observer in the 2010 Haiti election but rather a major player. According to Al Jazeera, the agency gave close to $100,000 to a Haitian political movement Tét Kale (MTK) which has close ties to President Michel Martelly during the 2010 elections.

Al Jazeera reported that documents obtained through Freedom of Information Act reveal that the U.S. government provided close to $100,000 as support to MTK, through USAID. US law allows USAID to provide support to political groups without discrimination. This funding can not be used to influence election outcomes.

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Decision not final on Moise Jean Charles' candidacy

Candidate for President Moise Jean Charles might want to consider calling the forces that he believes in. Whether it is God, the "Lwas", etc. this is the time for the candidate to pull his "Baton Moise" to ask for special help as the CEP is considering the possibility to remove him from the Presidential race. It has been rumored that there are some funds given to him when he was the Mayor of the city of Milot for which he did not receive a "Decharge" for".

Kandida pou Prezidan Moise Jean Charles ta ka vle konsidere rele fòs yo ke li mete konfyans yo nan . Kit se Bondye, " Lwas a", elatriye, sa se tan pou kandida a rale " Baton Moise " pou mande èd paceke CEP a ap konsidere posibilite pou yo retire l ' soti nan ras pwezidansyèl la. Ginyin rimè ki di li pa ta resevwa décharge pou yon lajan lite resevwa lè li te Majistra a nan vil Milot

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Francois Levelt out of Presidential Race due to drug Trafficking

We just learned that the candidate for the political party MUDHAH, François Levelt, has been removed from the race for president in Haiti. The CEP made that decision on Friday, June 19, 2015 due to possession and trafficking of crack and cocaine in the United States.

Nou jis aprann ke yo retire nan ras pou prezidan kandida pou pati MUDHAH politik la, François Levelt. CEP a te pran desizyon sa nan Vandredi, 19 jen, 2015 akòz posesyon ak trafik krak ak kokayin nan Etazini.

Ki sa nou panse?

What do you think?

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Moise Jean-Charles sees himself as the next President of Haiti

The next presidential election in Haiti is expected to bring lot of surprises. For the candidate of Platform of the radical opposition "Pitit Dessalin" this is already a given. Moïse Jean-Charles declared recently that the October 25 presidential will be only a formality because as he sees it, he is already the next president of Haiti.

Candidate Jean-Charles took a look at the competition and say no real challenge to his candidacy. According to Moïse Jean-Charles, "Neither the government of Michel Martelly nor the international community have candidates capable of competing with him".

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Haiti electoral council releases final list of presidential candidates

Haiti's electoral council has released the final list of presidential candidates approved to participate in the upcoming presidential election in Haiti. After analyzing 70 applications of candidate, the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) has approved 58 candidates. Former Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe is excluded from the list

Final list of candidates approved by the CEP to participate in the next Presidential election in Haiti:

Alexandre Jean Bony - CONCORDE NATIONALE



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Laurent Lamothe drifting away from his Presidential Dream

The dream for Laurent Lamoth to become the next president of Haiti seems to be diminishing. The BCEN that actually issued the verdict late yesterday to reject his candidacy really put some waters in his fire. The BCEN based their decision due to the absence of discharge.

In the meantime, Lamothe has been rallying his troop to apply some pressure on the CEP to allow him to participate in the election, which so far doesn't seem to be working. From radio presentation to news conference bot in Haiti and the Diaspora, nothing seem to be going on his favor.

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JISTIS with candidates, Newton Saint Juste and Michel Andre

Primary system in an election first began in the early twentieth century. It is a process whereby the voters determine who would be chosen as their candidate instead of the long-standing tradition of party bosses choosing who would run for office. The primary elections serve as the preliminary step or a preliminary election in which voters nominate party candidates to represent an office... and this is going to happen for the first time in Haitian history.

Most political parties, excepting few like Fanmi Lavalas, are preparing themselves for this first step of democracy, but things are nowhere more intriguing than in the JISTIS political party. The two prime candidates from the JISTIS are Newton Saint Juste (aged 39) and Michel Andre (aged 38); both of them are running for the country's highest office. Their ages have some significance. The most others candidates, running from different political parties, are, at least more than a decade older, in their 50s, 60s or 70s, than the two JISTIS candidates. Haiti is a country where more than half of the population is aged under 25. It would be no wonder if the winner of JISTIS receives major support from the youth base. In their early twenties, Saint Juste was a lawyer for former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide while Michel Andre was a lawyer for his opponents. But they fought side by side against President Martelly's plan to install dictatorship and they accused the government of corruption and involvement in drug dealing which involved both the wife and the son of the President. In October 2013, Andre was detained after launching corruption charges against the family of Martelly. These two young representatives of JISTIS came to the news again in last December when they were attacked inside of a Radio station while they were participating in a radio show.

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Is Moise Jean Charles in yet? not until the fat lady (CEP) sings

Although former Senator Moïse Jean Charles has passed the first step to become officially a candidate for the next Presidential election, he is not in yet. The candidacy of Jean Charles can still be rejected and many people are waiting for the decision of the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) who will release the final list of the candidates. This decision will be final and it is expected any time now.


Malgre ke ansyen Senatè Moïse Jean Charles pase premye etap la pou li vin ofisyèlman yon kandida pou pwochen eleksyon prezidansyèl , li pa ankò andedan. Kandidati Jean Charles ka toujou rejte. Anpil moun ap tann pou desizyon Konsèy Elektoral Pwovizwa a (KEP) ki pral lage lis final non kandida yo. Desizyon sa a pral final e li espere nenpòt ki lè kounye a.

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