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Haiti - FLASH : Elections so far «is proceeding normally», but... #HaitiElections
25/10/2015 15:27:29

Haiti - FLASH : Elections so far «is proceeding normally», but... #HaitiElections
Élena Valenciano, the Head of the Observation Mission of the European Union, said at a press briefing in Petionville High School "The balance is positive in mid-day," and that in spite of "small irregularities" the electoral process "is proceeding normally"...

A statement not shared by all across the country thus, Pierre Esperance of the National Defence Network of Human Rights (RNDDH) indicated that in Cité Soleil intimidation attempts are made to force people to not vote.

For Antonal Mortimé of the Platform of Haitian organizations of human rights (POHDH) the electoral process so far "is progressing well, with some slippage in certain zones," indicating that some representatives pose problems and that there is a lack of discretion in the votes.

In Mirebalais, tension escalated where a polling station was torched.

An observer in Cité Soleil has found that there are many people, but many names are not on electoral lists and that a representative was excluded for having voted 3 times.

The National Police out certain representatives of voting center of Tabarre, accused to have influenced the elderly voters.

In Jean Rabel and Bombardopolis police officers would bias to influence the votes of electors to the candidate of the ruling party Jovenel Moise, according Sauveur Pierre Etienne, the Secretary General of the Organization of People in Struggle (OPL).

In Marmelade in Artibonite, a man was severely beaten by PNH officers for attempting to vote more than once.

The secretary of BEC of Grande rivière du Nord "Enel" was arrested after being caught tearing mandates accorded to the representatives of a political party.

A man was arrested with a gun in Kenscoff in a polling station.

Moreover, Pierre-Louis Opont, the President of the Provisional Electoral Council has fulfilled his civic duty by voting in the National School of Croix-des-Près.

The former President of Haiti, Jean Bertrand Aristide out in mid-day from his residence in Tabarre, to vote at the Lycée Jean Marie (Caradeux, Tabarre) accompanied among others by Maryse Narcisse, the presidential candidate of "Famni Lavalas".

Around 1pm Jovenel Moise PHTK candidate and his wife went to vote in Trou du Nord.

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