Here is a picture of Candidate Cesaire Cheristin Ferdinand who was shot dead in Petion-Ville
Cesaire Cheristin Ferdinand alias Mass Design, the well known radio host and a former candidate for deputy from St. Suzanne in the northeast Region, was killed by unknown gunmen on Monday, December 7, 2015 in Delmas 75. Cesaire Cheristin Ferdinand used to work for Radio planet Fm, and Radio scoop fm, radio RFM and Radio Kinanm (own station). According to his family sources, on the day of the shooting (December 7, 2015) Cesaire was home all day and taking rest. In the late afternoon, when someone called him on the phone, he came out. As he reached the parking lot, barely 500 feet from his home, two unidentified individuals shoot him from a close range. They took his car and fled the spot. He was brought dead to the Hospital Espoir in Delmas 75.
This is a partial list of some Candidates running in Haiti Presidential election in 2015.
List of Candidates for the Presidency of Haiti in 2015
Here is the final list of 56 presidential candidates for October 25, 2015 election, published on June 12, 2015.
1. Jean Bony Alexandre (Concorde Nationale)
2. Amos Andre (Front Uni Pour la Renaissance d'Haiti)
3. Michel Andre (Plateforme Jistis)
4. Mario Andresol (Independent)
5. Charles Henri Baker (Respect)
6. Renold Jean Claude Bazin (Christian Movement for a New Haiti)
7. Irvenson Steven Benoit (Konviksyon)
8. Jean Bertin (Mouvement d'Union Republicaine)
9. Joseph Harry Bretous (Konbit pou Ayiti)
10. Emmanuel Joseph Georges Brunet (Plateforme Politique Entrenou)
11. Michel Fred Brutus (Parti Federaliste)
12. Jean Henry Ceant (Renmen Ayiti)
13. Jude Celestin (Ligue Alternative pour le Progres et l'Emancipation Haitienne)
14. Jean Herve Charles (Parti pour l'Evolution Nationale Haitienne)
15. Jean Ronald Cornely (Rassemblement des Patriotes Haitiens)
16. Kesler Dalmacy (Mopanou)
17. Yves Daniel (Pati Kreyol Nouye)
18. Luckner Desir (Mobilisation pour le Progres d'Haiti)
19. Simon Dieuseul Desras (Plateforme Politique Palmis)
20. Marc-Arthur Drouillard (Parti Unite Nationale)
21. Willy Duchene (Parti Republicain Haitien)
22. Daniel Dupiton (Cohesion Nationale des Partis Politiques Haitiens)
23. Joseph G. Varnel Durandisse (Retabli Ayiti)
24. Vilaire Cluny Duroseau (Mouveman pou Endepandans Kiltirel Sosyal Ekonomik ak Politik an Ayiti)
25. Saveur Pierre Etienne (Oganizasyon Pep Kap Lite)
26. Nelson Flecourt (Olahh Baton Jenes La)
27. Aviol Fleurant (Nouvelle Haiti)
28. Marie Antoinette Gautier (Plan d'Action Citoyenne)
29. Dalvius Gerard (Parti Alternative pour le Developpement d'Haiti)
30. Eric Jean Baptiste (Mouvement Action Socialiste)
31. Jean-Chavannes Jeune (Canaan)
32. Chavannes Jean Baptiste (Konbit Travaye Peyizan pou Libere Haiti)
33. Maxo Joseph (Rassemblement des Nationaux Democrates Volontaires pour l'Unite Salvatrice)
34. Antoine Joseph (Delivrans)
35. Rene Julien (Action Democratique pour Batir Haiti)
36. Steeve Khawly (Reseau Bouclier National)
37. Fresnel Larosliere (Mouvement pour l'Instauration de la Democratie en Haiti)
38. Jephthé Lucien (Parti Socialiste Unifie Haitien)
39. Samuel Madistin (Mouvement Patriotique Populaire Dessalinien)
40. Roland Magloire (Parti Democrate Institutionnaliste)
41. Jean Paleme Mathurin (Plateforme Politique G18)
42. Jovenel Moise (Parti Haitien Tet Kale)
43. Jean-Charles Moise (Platfom Pitit Dessalinés)
44. Diony Monestime (Independent)
45. Maryse Narcisse (Fanmi Lavalas)
46. Michelet Nestor (Coalition pour la Convention de la Reconstruction de la Reconciliation des Citoyens Haitiens)
47. Mathias Pierre (Konsyans Patriyotik)
48. Jean Poncy (Regeneration Economique et Sociale dans l'Unité et la Liberté Totale d'Action pour Tous)
49. Westner Polycarpe (Mouvman Revolisyone Ayisyen)
50. Jean Clarens Renois (Union Nationale pour l'Integrité et la Reconciliation)
51. Joe Marie Judie Roy (Regroupement Patriotique pour le Renouveau National)
52. Jacques Sampeur (Konbit Liberasyon Ekonomik)
53. Jean Chevalier Sanon (Parti Nationaliste Chretien d'Haiti)
54. Newton Louis St Juste (Fwon Revolisyone pou Entegrasyon Mas Yo)
55. Beauzile Edmone Supplice (Fusion of Haitian Social Democrats)
56. Jean Wiener Theagene (Parti pour la Renovation d'Haiti)
Eligible Criteria of a Haitian President
The President in Haiti is elected to a five-year term by popular vote. The President is not to be elected twice in a row; he may serve a second term only after an interval of five years, and must not run for a third term.
To be elected President, the aspiring candidate must:
1. be a native-born Haitian and never renounced that nationality;
2. have reached the age of 35 by election day;
3. enjoy civil and political rights and not have been sentenced to death, or penal servitude or the loss of civil rights for a crime of ordinary law;
4. be the owner of a real property and have one's habitual residence in the country;
5. reside in the country at least 5 years before election day; and
6. have been discharged of responsibilities if previously handling public funds.
Here is a picture of the Presidential candidate for Haiti in 2015, Jean Chevalier Sanon.
Presidential candidate Jean Chevalier Sanon has been disqualified. He has violated Article 135 of the Constitution by holding a Canadian passport and retaining his Canadian citizenship.
The Constitution is clear a candidate cannot hold dual citizenship. They must be a Haitian only without ". . . any other nationality at the time of registration."
The electoral Council under its protocol, will turn his case over to a criminal court to be reviewed.
Here is a picture of candidate for deputy for Pétion-ville, Jerry Tardieu, VERITE delivering a message to a crowd.
Jerry Tardieu, the candidate for deputy for Pétion-ville, from VERITE party, has challenged the first round of the 2015 legislative elections result published and displayed in the Departmental Electoral Office West by the Provisional Electoral Council. As per his statement, a tabulation of the minutes (procès-verbaux) in his possession, suggests that he has received 34.59% of the votes against his nearest rival's 8.54%. Thus he was ahead by 26.05% vote, confirming his victory with over 25% lead. Thus it differs from the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) figure which states 22.05% lead out of 30.86% of votes in possession of Tardieu. The Electoral Decree states that, in a contest for election of Deputy, if a candidate is not a holder of absolute majority votes, such candidate may be proclaimed as a winner if his lead is over 25% than his closest opponent. Thus, Jerry Tardieu has reasons for unhappiness.
Here is a picture of Haiti Presidential candidate Nestor Michelet who was severely attacked and injured by three unknown individuals. His life is not in danger, however he suffers from multiple bruises and a broken arm.
candidate Nestor Michelet received treatment at a local hospital and was released. He stated this attacks will not discourage him as he intends to resume campaign activities shortly.
Haitian presidential candidate Willy Duchene is the most one to be eliminated by the CEP. He was accused of holding a U.S. passport.
In a circular issued by the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP), it has been learnt that the name of Willy Duchene from Haitian Republican Party has been removed from the list of approved candidates to participate in the presidential elections on 25 October and 27 December 2015. This decision has been taken to ensure strict compliance with the Electoral Decree because Willy Duchene had submitted a false declaration concerning his nationality which is in contravention of Articles 135 of the Constitution, paragraph (1) and 36 of the Electoral Decree, paragraph (a). Upon verification, it has been found that Duchene is a US citizen; his name is recorded as a voter from Florida, United States of America since April 20, 1995. Duchene is the third candidate that the CEP has removed from the presidential race after Jacky Lumarque of the party VERITE and Francois Levelt of the Haitian Diaspora Party for Haiti (MUDHAH).
A new record has been established in this election year in Haiti where Fifty eight presidential candidates have been approved to participate in the Election.
58 Candidates Approved by Electoral Council for Fall Presidential Election
Many contenders for the office of the presidency are wading into battle. Some names being rumored to run are Maryse Narcisse, Jude Celestin, Edgard Leblanc Fils, Francisco De La Cruz, and Alexandre Jean-Marie Getheens.
Ex-Prime Minster Laurent Lamothe has sought the office but was rejected because he did not possess a discharge document, verifying he administered public monies correctly.
The final list of 58 candidates is expected to be released soon.
Board Certified physician Dr. Kesler Dalmacy who is a specialist in Pathology, Preventive Medicine and Public Health has decided to run in the next presidential election in Haiti
On June 12, 2015, the Haitian Election Commission has announced its acceptance of the candidacy of Renowned New York Physician, Dr. Kesler Dalmacy, to run for President of Haiti. He is a Board Certified physician specialist in Pathology, Preventive Medicine and Public Health, who has practiced medicine for decades in Haiti and the US. He currently lives in Haiti. If he runs and is elected, Dr. Dalmacy will rule over 9 million inhabitants and will have to rebuild a country devastated by an earthquake, plagued by famine, unemployment, insecurity and natural disasters. He was Born (1950) and raised in Haiti, completed his medical course from Haiti and migrated to the United States to obtain additional training in surgery and pathology at Brooklyn Jewish Hospital. In an interview on May 25th, 2015, he has acknowledged that, "Although previous presidents tried to resolve these crises, whatever few interventions they made, the results can only be viewed as mixed or negligible." He has claimed that his political campaigns are not about him..."it is about what we, all Haitians -- regardless of our political party or affiliation -- can do together to help Haiti reach its potential and make it a better and safer place for our children, and for our future."
Here is a picture of the Haitian-American Anthony 'Ti Tony' Bennett who informed the public that his candidacy for president was approved by Haiti electoral council (BCEN). This information has not been confirmed by any other person or institution. The amended Haiti Constitutional make Anthony Bennett a Haitian national by origin.
Tony Bennett says PEC has approved his Candidacy
Haitian-American Tony Bennett has had his candidacy for the Haitian presidency approved by the Electoral Council. A controversy exists though as to whether he can legally hold the office.
His lawyers' interpretations of Constitutional amendments, they claim, allow him to seek office even though he is not Haitian by origin. Rather he ". . . possesses Haitian nationality by origin . . .", in contradistinction "to be Haitian by origin."
Here is a picture of Presidential candidate of MUDHAH, Francois Levelt. He is running
Executive Director of Global Reach Law Center, P.A., Mr. Francois Levelt is an entrepreneur in Haiti and in the United States and write several books.
Dr. Level Francois Esquire was born in a modest and respectable family in Gonave Island, Haiti, on August 21, 1960. His mother, a native of Gonave, was a women cloth designer. His father, late Marcel Francois was a native of Croix Des Bouquets. He was a commodity trader and cattle grower, Francois was born as the youngest of seven siblings (three sisters and four brothers), He attended primary school at National School Tertulien Guilbaud in Port au Prince, completed his secondary school studies at Lycée Toussaint Louverture. He is a Masters of Law and Economics (Ohio University), Doctors at Law or Juris Doctor from Northwestern California University, School of Law, founder and executive director of the Global Reach Law Center, He is married to Edline Augustin Francois and has one child. He is an active community organizer, volunteer worker, founder and key member in many social welfare organizations and author of several books. Francois was the President of the political Party KNDA (2001-2006) and presently, the President of the Collectif des Citoyens Engagés pour L'Avancement de la Démocratie en Haïti (CCEADH).