New report says election fatally flawed


A report published by the Center for Economic and policy Research (CEPR) on 9th January claims that the 28th November 2010 Haitian election was ‘fatally flawed’.

 The 13 page report highlights a number of areas where problems occurred with the election.  They state that only 22.9% of voters had their votes counted (in 2006 the figure was 59.3%).

 Part of the problem was caused through poor registration of the 1.5 million internally displaced people (from the 2010 earthquake).  Another problem highlighted was poor tallying and some tallys going missing.  A third concern was the more than 12 parties banned from the poll including the largest, Fanmi Lavalas, the party of exiled leader Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

 The report has been published shortly before the official report expected from the Organization of American States and will put more pressure on President Préval to rerun the ballot.

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