Haiti finally completes election cycle


Haitians headed to the polls yesterday in elections which have now been going on for more than a year.

Yesterday voters voted for eight Senators in a second round poll one deputy to the lower house (Chamber of Deputies), 3,032 members of 570 Communal Assemblies, 1,170 members of the 570 Boards of Directors of the Communal Assemblies and 785 members of the 140 City Delegations.

The last time Haiti held local elections was in December 2006. Turnout was expected to be low yesterday.

The 6,189,253 registered voters who were choosing from 31,073 candidates across 11,993 polling stations between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. local time.

Elections in Haiti have been delayed and postponed or cancelled since the start of the process in October 2015. The presidential election was delayed and then the result of the first round cancelled and it was only in November 2016 that Jovenel Moïse of the centre-right Haitian Tèt Kale Party finally won. President-elect Jovenel Moïse is expected to be inaugurated on 7th February.

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