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Haiti - Elections : 10 arrests, 3 weapons seized (Provisional)
29/01/2017 16:10:52

Haiti - Elections : 10 arrests, 3 weapons seized (Provisional)
Léopold Berlanger satisfied...
Léopold Berlanger, President of the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP), who at approximately 1 p.m. exercised his civic duty by going to the polls, said in a press conference this afternoon to be "generally satisfied with the conduct of the election day" which we recall it ends at 4:00 p.m.

10 arrests, 3 weapons seized
In a press conference this afternoon, in a provisional report the PNH reported 10 people arrested and 3 weapons seized.

Destruction of ballots
Electoral Adviser Jean Simon Saint-Hubert, Representative of the Human Rights Sector, announced the arrest of an individual suspected of tearing up ballots.

Electoral vagueness
According to candidates, of ballots would have been sent in the wrong voting centers, this would have been the case at the voting center of the National school of Pétion-ville. In the municipality of Hinche ballots, which should be used in the 3rd constituency (Aguahedionde, rive gauche), were sent to the 4th constituency (Aguahedionde, rive droite, including the neighborhood Los Palis). Always at Hinche of voters are unable to vote, having not found their names posted on some voters lists.

Lack of electoral fever
Pierre Espérance, the Executive Director of the National Network for the Defense of Human Rights (RNDDH), noted a lack of electoral fever, of awareness campaigns and education campaigns at the level of the government, of CEP and the political parties.

They voted
The de facto President Jocelerme Privert, accompanied by his wife Ginette, fulfilled their civic duty at the voting center of the Petit-Trou High School in Nippes, his hometown.

Prime Minister Enex Jean-Charles went to Chansolme, his native commune, to fulfill his duty as a citizen. The Head of Government took advantage of this civic act to invite all his compatriots to do the same.

HL/ HaitiLibre

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