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Haiti - Special elections : Logistical problems, arrest of a candidate, violence... #HaitiElections
FLASH : The candidate for the Senate Dormeville Gérard (Randevou) was arrested in Gonaives, according to information available, he was trying to disturb the order in a voting centre.
Camille Édouard Jr. the Minister of Justice asks to call 49 29 01 01 to give good information on the electoral fraud, informing that it is not necessary to reveal his identity. In addition he announces that a dozen drones fly over the whole territory this Sunday in order to record all the infractions related to the conduct of the poll. "I guarantee that the police will respond spontaneously and directly to any emergency call during the election day."
The Digicel 8831 SMS information system is full... Recall that to find your voting center call 8828 (Natcom), 8830 (Digicel), by SMS 8829 (Natcom), 8831 (Digicel) to identify your polling station.
This morning, the absence of Members of Polling station is responsible for the delays observed in several Voting centres.
On the Carrefour road, PNH picks up the tires.
A voter would have been shot down (verification in progress) by a security guard in the Voting centre Republic of Ecuador located in Delmas 41, more information to follow...
Members of LAPEH have declared that they can not find their representative card, and that their name is absent from the list of voters.
For the CEP, the voting process started at 6 a.m. is going very well, in the centres and polling stations.
Friday, Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today issued the following statement concerning the electoral process in Haiti "Peaceful, inclusive and transparent elections on November 20 will help ensure Haiti’s stability as well as respect for Haitians’ democratic rights.
Haiti needs democratically elected representatives accountable to the Haitian population and capable of providing long-term assistance for the well-being of all Haitians.
Canada has supported the electoral process since 2015, notably through the observer missions, which will be present for the November 20 elections as well. We recently dispatched more police officers to serve in the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti [MINUSTAH] in order to beef up security [...]"