Magazen Ayisyen episeri Rush, retire lajan sou Banks
- Lendi, Avril 04, 2011 9:45 AM
Ap rete tann rezilta yo preliminè sou 20 Mas eleksyon prezidansyèl la kouri-off, Ayisyen ak manm nan kominote entènasyonal la te kòmanse reyaji nan laperèz vyolans nan Lendi, lè rezilta yo yo dwe lage.
An announcement of the results of the run-off vote that was originally due on Thursday, but was delayed until April 4th, according to the 91st press release of the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP). The delay only added to the stigma of fraud and corruption that has hindered political progress in Haiti for decades.
Fearing possible protests and violence following the announcement, many Haitians rushed to supermarkets over the weekend and through Monday to stock up on food and went to banks to withdraw money according to Xinhua World News.
Police said they have taken some measures to avoid chaos. Chief of the Haitian National Police (HNP), Mario Andresol, was called before the senate by Senator Youri Latortue to unveil a strategic plan to thwart any election violence that may transpire.
U.S. Ambassador Kenneth Merten chimed in saying, "violence will not solve the problems. The preliminary outcomes must be announced by the CEP on April 4." Merten also made sure to note that Task Force Bon Voizen were on the territory to support the nation through the hurricane season. As well, it was reported that Marines from the U.S. were engaging in joint exercises in the Dominican Republic.
The candidates, neither, made the effort to calm the tension.
Only two days after the vote, former first lady, and candidate Mirlande Manigat, began passing charges of fraud, sending officials and former officials to the election tabulation centers.
Before the vote even took place, key supporter for the Martelly campaign, Pras Michel said that if Martelly didn't win, the people would burn the whole country.
The candidate running against Manigat, Michel Joseph Martelly, for his part, on Thursday announced, via a twitter thread, that he was the victor of the run-off with 69% of the votes; the tweet has since been removed from the twitter account.
@presidentmicky: VRE rezilta Eleksyon Prezidansyèl yo dapre pwosè vèbal yo, montre Martelly Prezidan Ayiti ak 69.74%. An nou tann pou nou wè sa KEP a ap di!
The world is watching on Monday to see the fallout of whatever result may be. It should be noted that final results will not be until April 16th, allowing a window where legitimate contesting of the results can occur.