Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Haiti elections postponed again- use our resources to find out more.

Presidential  elections have been postponed in Haiti for the third time

Provisional Electoral Committee has a twitter site where it is posting updates on the situation . this includes the letter suspending the elections amid security concerns.
See the reaction of Jude Celestin key candidate his website has campaign tweets and videos (in French)
For background facts on the electoral system and previous election results see the IFES website

News stories
Follow the updates on Haitilibre
Haiti sentinel 
also good for news and resources is the
Haiti Elections Blog is a collaboration of the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti, the Center for Economic and Policy Research, 1804 Institute, Haiti Support Group, the National Lawyers Guild International Committee, and International Association of Democratic Lawyers. The entry for January 25th has a summary of the background to the elections postponement

 Election observations.
European Union observation mission 2015 report in French. Recent condemnation of violence
Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (EOM/OAS)  website has some press releases and statements
Caricom statement
Observatoire Citoyen pour l'Institutionnalisation de la Democratie (OCID), citizen observers. has statements from Early January

Think tanks response and background reports
IFES background information on the elections
Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti - commentary on events
Human Rights Watch has background information on the state of human rights in the region.
Amnesty International reports provide background

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