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Haiti - Elections : Tear gas on a Voting Center
29/01/2017 11:48:09

Haiti - Elections : Tear gas on a Voting Center
Sandra Honoré hopes to see voters...
After having visited two centers and several polling stations in the morning, Sandra Honoré tries to explain the low participation rate "[...] the fact that elections for local and regional authorities have not taken place since 10 years, people tend or or have tended not to focus on these elections but I believe that the CEP has done a good job of raising awareness about the relationship between communities and ASECs and CASECs and I hope that the explanation that the vast majority of voters go first to mass and then come to the voting center, this is indeed the explanation and they will effectively come to vote after the Mass [...]"

In terms of organization she says to be "[...] very satisfied with the measures that the CEP has adopted to improve the process. Concerning the securit, the work we have done jointly with the PNH suggests that we will have a safe vote today and I appeal to all participants in the process not to use violence, to express their democratic choice freely and to let others express their choice and to await the result of this ballot in tranquility and serenity."

Tear gas on a Voting Center
An individual launched a tear gas bomb on the voting center at Mirebalais High School, causing a panic.

Security of women candidatesThe Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) informs that in order to guarantee the safety of women candidates in their participation in the vote of this Sunday 29 January, it has been set up the "100" phone line, called "Blue line" women candidates can call this number free of charge from a Digicel telephone, in case they are victims of violence, in case of verbal and/or physical attacks, during and after the elections.

Privert voted and encourages
The de facto President of the Republic, Jocelerme Privert, went to Petit Trou de Nippes, his hometown, to fulfill his civic duty and invited all citizens of voting age registered and holders of their National Identification Card (CIN) to fulfill their civic duty in order to compete the political staff of the country...

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