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2014-12-24: Neither Side Wants Elections by James Morrell in the Latin America Advisor
Martelly has not been able to organize his own party. The other side is not ready, either. It occurs to neither to hold them anyhow and let the chips fall where they may.
Rating: 5
2014-07-28: Elections Déjà Vu All Over Again by Timothy Carney and Mark Schneider on the Huffington Post
The delay is the collective product of the whole elite from the president to the opposition, financiers, and operators behind the scenes. Secretary Kerry will need to repeat his Afghan performance in Haiti.
Rating: 5
2014-06-11: Project Delegate Sifts Electoral Options by Frantz Duval in le Nouvelliste
The writer is executive editor of Le Nouvelliste and was a member of our Thirty-fifth Haitian Business Delegation
Rating: 5
2014-05-07: Haiti Has the Capacity to Hold Good Elections by James Morrell, interviewed by Radio Energie, Boston
Haiti did hold free and democratic ones in 2006 under the management of Jacques Bernard. We very much regretted it when he was forced out of the electoral commission in 2007. Haiti is still paying the price for that today.
Rating: 5
2014-04-12: U.S. Needs Management Plan to Make Next Elections Free and Fair by James Morrell in the Latin America Advisor
Ought not settle for less. There needs to be a purposeful strategy, don't wait until fraudulent votes flood the Tabulation Center.
Rating: 5
2014-03-03: Next Elections must Be Free and Fair by James Morrell, letter in Washington Post
Recent elections have been fraudulent. U.S. policy-makers settle for that out of sheer relief in having elections at all. But Haiti has the wherewithal for good elections.
Rating: 5
2013-11-03: Maybe Elections Really Are Coming by webmaster
President Martelly's Tet Kale party is offering some Haitians $23 on their cell phones if they will vote the ticket. For a senator elected for six years, that comes to $4 a year.
Rating: 3
2013-07-10: Lack of Will for Elections this Year by Haiti Democracy Project founding member Rudy Boulos, on Haiti Press Network
The electoral commission and the other actors risk letting two-thirds of the senate lapse, and so the whole legislature, leaving us in a tough situation. This despite the fact that the Martelly administraton has performed well on other fronts.
Rating: 5
2013-07-06: Civil Society Urges Government to Get on with Elections by Prof. Rosny Deroches, Rev. Edouard Paultre, et al.
The electoral commission appears to be delaying the electoral law, while the prime minister speaks of postponing elections well into the future.
Rating: 5
2013-06-19: University of Toronto Research Cites Project's Innovations on a Low Budget by Antoine Nouvet, University of Toronto
A few individuals on the ground, acting with their own resources, were able to achieve results that a sophisticated and very-well-funded multinational electoral observation mission could not.
Rating: 5
2013-06-19: Ambassador Cites Project's Electoral Observation by Amb. Raymond Joseph, at U.S. Institute of Peace
At a U.S. Institute of Peace seminar on the Haitian elections, Amb. Raymond Joseph describes how the Project caught a government candidate padding his total with one or two hundred votes.
Rating: 5
2013-04-12: Voting Machines Easily Fooled by Princeton University computer scientists
They demonstrated vote-stealing software that can be installed within a minute on a common electronic voting machine. The software can fraudulently change vote counts without being detected.
Rating: 5
2013-02-02: Cheryl Mills Is in Haiti by webmaster
She will continue on Haiti under Secretary Kerry. This trip inaugurates a full-court press for elections in 2013. Look for a CEP April-May, elections November.
Rating: 5
2013-01-21: Plateau People Doubt Fair Election by Ronel Odatte, Alterpresse
Le sentiment, au sein de plusieurs organisations et chez plusieurs personnes interrogées, est le doute par rapport notamment à la capacité du pouvoir actuel, ou sa volonté, de réaliser des élections crédibles.
Rating: 5
2013-01-21: Get on with the Elections! by Frantz Duval, Le Nouvelliste
Martelly et Lamothe ne doivent pas se tromper d’objectif, 2013 sera l’année des projets qui marqueront la présidence Tèt Kale. Au premier rang de ces projets se trouve la réalisation de bonnes élections.
Rating: 3
2012-11-04: Is Martelly Committing Hara-Kiri? by Robert Bénodin
Martelly has provoked a political crisis by creating a permanent electoral commission. He says it is intended to end electoral fraud. But it appears the only difference is dominating a permanent rather than temporary commission.
Rating: 5
2012-09-23: Judicial Council Rescinds Its Choice of Representatives to Electoral Commission by Radio Kiskeya
The original designation was widely denounced as stage-managed by the executive. Move leaves the CEP in limbo and places in question Martelly's ability to hold sound elections.
Rating: 3
2012-07-21: Haiti Ought To Fund its Own Elections by Dr. Carolle Alexis
The former Haiti Democracy Project election observer and diaspora coordinator for the CEP urges a special tax and mobilization of youth in sports leagues and universities to man the polls.
Rating: 5
2012-05-26: Elections Set for November by Radio Métropole
Le Premier Ministre haïtien, Laurent Lamothe, confirme que les élections sénatoriales et municipales auront lieu avant la fin de cette année.
Rating: 1
2011-12-04: Warning from One Who Knows by Sen. Samuel Madistin
There are far more fraudulent legislative races than the eighteen disputed ones to which the United States and OAS have confined themselves. All the appeals need to be verified. From April 26, 2011.
Rating: 5
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