Jovenel Moïse elected Haitian President according to provisional results


According to preliminary results released by the Haitian Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) Jovenel Moïse (48) of the centre-right Haitian Tèt Kale Party (PHTK) has won the 20th November presidential election in the first round of voting with 55.67% of the vote. He will take office in March 2017.

In the aborted 2015 presidential election Jovenel Moïse had also been the front runner with 32.81% of the vote, but the second round was abandoned after electoral irregularities were found.

Of the 27 candidates standing in the 20th November election only three managed to gain more than 10% of the vote. The results for the top three candidates as published on the Haiti Libre website are as follows:

Jovenel Moïse, Haitian Tèt Kale Party (PHTK), 595,430 votes, 55.67%

Jude Célestin, Alternative League for Progress and Haitian Emancipation Party (LAPEH), 208,837 votes 19.52%

Jean-Charles Moïse, Platfom Pitit Desalin, 118,142 votes 11.04%

Turnout was around 24%.

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