haiti election 2010
Here is the process of vote counting in the Haiti Election 2010. There are rumors stating that the runoff election will be between Candidates Michele Martelly and Mirlande Manigat
The streets of the Capital, Port-au-Prince, has been the center of violence, following the 2010 Haiti Election. People took to the streets to protest the way in which the election was conducted and also are demanding that it is cancelled.
Here is a picture of twelve out of Haiti's 18 presidential candidates making a public statement on the day of the election. They say the vote should be canceled because of massive fraud.
Numerous occasions of electoral fraud were recorded on the day of the election. Voter intimidation and gangs entering polling stations and stuffing ballot boxes with candidates of their choice. There were also many incidents where voters showed in the polling places and not being able to vote. Considering that people are not allowed to drive on election day in Haiti, It was reported that some voters had to go to four or five different voting stations before they could cast their ballot.
Here is a picture of the candidate Michel Martelly changing his position following the election in 2010. Martelly along with 12 candidates originally wanted the Haiti election 2010 to be rejected due to fraud.
Within hours of the voting process, several instances of irregularity, chaos and confusion, were beginning to surface in many polling stations in the capital as well as various places throughout the country.
Here is a picture of Wyclef Jean holding his Haitian Identity card and his Haitian passport. He wanted to show that he kept his Haitian nationality and is qualified to run in the 2010 Haiti election.
Wyclef was a candidate in the Haiti election 2010. His candidacy, however, was not accepted by the CEP because he did not meet residency requirement. It si required that candidates for the presidential post have to show proof of residency in the country for the previous 5 years before they can run for president
Conseil Electoral Provisoire CEP announces Election Results
Coming first is Mirlande Manigat with 336,878 votes or 31.37 percent of the votes. Jude Celestin was second with 241,462 votes or 22.48 percent of the votes. Michel Martelly was third, with 234,617 votes or 21.84 percent of the votes. Jean Henri Ceant, with 87,834 votes or 8.18 percent of the votes. Jacques-Edouard Alexis came with 32,932 votes or 3.07 percent of the votes. Charles Henry Baker, 25,512 votes or 2.38 percent. Chavannes Jeunes had a total of 19,348 votes or 1.8 percent of the votes. All other candidates have less than one percent of the votes.
As it was expected by many, the resultsof the 2010 Haiti election was one of the most difficults and costly. Protesters who were not totally with these results
The Provisional Electoral Council CEP announced the runoff election to be between Jude Celestin and Mirlande Manigat as no single candidate gained the majority 51 percent of the votes in the Haiti Presidential election.
Here is a picture of the protest following the 2010 Haiti election. The crowd was protesting for their candidate Michel Martelly who was not allowed to participate in the 2010 Election runoff.
Michel Martelly was urged to talk to the population in the streets to calm them. Due to security reasons, he was not allowed to do it in public. Instead, Sweet Micky went on National radio to thank the crowd and to be on the look out for infiltration
Here is a picture of the protest that took place in the Haiti election 2010. The population was protesting against fraud and many demanded that the election be cancelled. This did not happen as many organizations stated that the election was valid
In Champ de Mars, thousand of people demonstrated and marched to the presidential palace in Port-au-Prince to demand annulment of the Presidential election.
Here is a picture of a massive protest taking place in the Haiti election 2010. The protest against fraud and irregularities in the election.
Many people took the opportunity also to commit acts of violence and vandalism on private properties. We witnessed many cars were broken into, Stores set on fire, and public properties destroyed.
Here is a picture of Wyclef Jean and Haitian President Rene Preval just before Wyclef's candidacy was rejected on the ground that he did not live in Haiti for 5 years prior to declaring his candidacy for president.
The Haiti election 2010 was scheduled for November 28, 2010. A total of 19 candidates participated in the election.