Here are the pictures of the two candidates who will be running in the run off election, Jude Celestin against Jovenel Moise.
As per the announcement of Pierre-Louis Opont, the director general of the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) on November 5th, the names of the first two finishers in the presidential race are, Jovenel Moïse from PHTK party (511,992 votes or 32.81% of total votes) and Jude Célestin from LAPEH party (394,390 votes or 25.27% of total votes. However, the lead of Jovenel Moïse has raised suspicion of massive frauds. Before the election, some of the pre poll approval ratings or likeliness of the candidates to win the presidential election had shown conflicting results. One cell phone based poll conducted by Miami-based Integrated Communications and Research had given Jovenel Moise the top spot with 20.5% support and Jude Celestin, second place with 12.8%. Meanwhile, Port-au-Prince-based BRIDES' in-person survey had given Celestin a commanding lead of 31.3% to Moise's 12.9%. Since none of them could reach the 50% plus vote benchmark in the October 25 election, or a lead over 25% votes, a run-off election has been scheduled on December 27, 2015.
Jude Celestin Realizes, He Cannot Fight Jovenel Alone
On a note dated November 29, 2015, eight losing presidential candidates (G8) representing 49.81% of the vote, including Jude Celestin, the number two candidate for presidency, have signed an ultimatum notifying their withdrawal from the December 27 run off unless some preconditions are fulfilled. The members of G8 are of opinion that there could be no credible election with the present CEP under the presidency of Joseph Michel Martelly along with the support of present Police Nationale d'Haïti (PNH). They have also demanded a transitional government which would be empowered to make necessary revisions in the constitution to hold credible free and fair election within next 24 months. An exit poll conducted on the election day on October 25th, 2015, revealed a curious feature. There, a little over 6% of the sample voters had said that they have voted for the government-backed candidate Jovenel Moise, and that estimate placed him fourth on the list. Surprisingly, when the result was out, he came to the top with total 511,992 votes or 32.8 % of the votes while Jude Celestin got only 394,390 or 25.2% votes. It is a fact that exit polls are never an exact indicator, but still it is an uneven battle which Jude Celestin cannot win alone.
Here are the three leading candidates Jude Celestin, Jean Charles Moise and Jovenel Moise.
As per the announcement of Pierre-Louis Opont, the director general of the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) on November 5th, the names of the first three finishers in the presidential race are, Jovenel Moïse from PHTK party (1st place 511,992 votes or 32.81% of total votes), Jude Célestin, LAPEH (2nd place total 394,390 or 25.27% votes), and Moise Jean-Charles, Platfòm Pitit Dessalin (3rd place, total 222,646 or 14.27% votes). However, the win in the first round by Jovenel Moïse, handpicked by the outgoing President Martelly, has raised suspicion of massive frauds. Eight Presidential candidates (G8), including Jude Célestin and Moise Jean-Charles with 6 others, representing 49.81% of total votes have signed a joint note requesting the Provisional Election Commission (CEP) to form an independent commission to inquire about the alleged frauds affecting the integrity of the October 25, 2015 election.
Who is the candidate in Haiti presidential election Jovenel Moise?
Jovenel Moise (born June 26, 1968), the government backed candidate from the PHTK party was handpicked by the outgoing President Martelly as his successor. He was born in a modest family in Trou du Nord (North-East Department). Jovenel inherited own sense of discipline, civic and moral responsibility and love for the country from his parents. As a shrewd entrepreneur, he is the main promoter of the Agritrans banana export project in Haiti. Moise knows very well how to transform problems into opportunities. Mathias Pierre, a presidential candidate from the Konsyans Patriyotik party, when one week before the election, realized that he could not do well in the run, decided to support Jovenel Moise. However, Jovenel's success in the first round election, with 32.81% votes against 25.27% of Jude Célestin, was little unexpected because Celestine had a pre-election approval rating of 33.4% while Moise was much behind in the second place with 17.5% approval.
Here is the picture of candidate Jovenel Moise, a big winner.
The number that puts ruling party's candidate Jovenel Moïse much ahead of his other contenders has raised suspicions of massive frauds. As per announcement of Pierre-Louis Opont, the director general of the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP), the first two top finishers are Jovenel Moise of PHTK party and Jude Celestin from LAPEH banner. Moise has received 511,992 votes or 32.81% of the total votes, and Celestin obtained 394,390 or 25.27% of votes. Moise Jean-Charles of Pitit Dessalines finished third (14.27%) and Fanmi Lavalas' Maryse Narcisse came in fourth (7.05%). In the presidential contest, 1,538,393 valid votes were cast, the number of invalid votes were 120,066 and 22,238 votes were cast to 'no candidate'-- making that 8th place finisher. Turnout on October 25 was 26.4%. The nine member committee of the CEP has received 162 formal complaints of fraud within the scheduled grievance reporting time and has decided to investigate on 42 of such complaints. There are complaints that about 62% of the cast votes were acts of election riggings by the party agents. Numbers of election ballots, both filled and unfilled, were found lying carelessly in an unsecured manner following the election day. Since none could achieve the mandatory lead, there will be a run-off election on December 27, 2015.
Here is a picture of Jovenel Moise and Jude Celestin.
Out of the 54 candidates running to replace the outgoing Haitian President Michel Joseph Martelly, the names of two top finishing contestants are Jovenel Moise and Jude Celestin. As per the CEP's announcement, Jovenel Moise, a government backed candidate from the PHTK party of which President Martelly is the President, has received 511,992 votes or 32.8% of the vote in the October 25th poll. Jude Célestin, a Mechanical Engineer from Switzerland, a presidential candidate under the LAPEH banner, is an executive director of the government's construction ministry. He has secured 394,390 or 25.27% of total votes. Since none of them reached the 50% plus benchmark or 25% lead, a run-off election will be necessary on December 27th, 2015. The former senator Moise Jean-Charles, who came third in the official tally with 14.2% votes, has claimed that his supporters have found numerous partially burnt ballots checked with his name and many ballots favoring his support went missing. Otherwise, he would have won half of Haiti's 10 departments.
Here is Candidate Jovenel Moise, Neg Bannan nan.
An incident of electoral fraud, one of many, occurred when candidate, Carlo Estard of Ayiti An Aksyon party, was arrested for voting many times, violating the electoral decree. Incidents of a polling place set on fire and a violent beating due to election fraud were exceptions to a mainly peaceful process.
Organization of American States Chief Celso Amorim, struck a hopeful note when he remarked ". . . Haiti appeared to be moving in the right direction."
National Defense Network of Human Rights, Pierre Esperance, differed, pointing out strong-arm tactics used to discourage people from voting. Of those many registered to vote, their names did not appear on electoral lists. Conversely, a party representative was found to have voted three times over.
At Tabarre party representatives took advantage of elderly voters, persuading them to vote for a PR candidate. Secretary General of Organization of People in Struggle, Saveur Etienne, said PRs badgered voters to vote for Jovenel Moise, President Martelly's favored candidate. Ex-President Aristide emerged from his home in Tabarre to vote for his party's Fanmi Lavalas candidate, Maryse Narcisse.
Here is Jovenel Moise running for President.
Jovenel Moses was born (June 26, 1968) in a modest family in the North-East Department. He inherited sense of discipline, civic and moral responsibility and the love for country and from his parents. These strong values combined with his natural ability to lead have made him a successful entrepreneur and an indisputable model in Haiti. He is the main promoter of the Agritrans banana export project in Haiti. Moses is a Faculty of Education Sciences of the University Quisqueya. In the recent election, he is a presidential candidate representing the banner of President Martelly's Tet Kale Party (PHTK). As a shrewd entrepreneur, Moses knows very well how to transform problems into opportunities. Recently, as per news report dated September 26, 2015, few top leaders of PHTK, especially President Martelly, were accused of a salvage plan to protect Jovenel Moïse of election defeat from his closest rival Jude Célestin running under the banner of "Alternative League for Progress and Haitian Emancipation" (LAPEH).
Here is a picture of candidate Jovenel Moise and wife voting.
(Mrs.) Maryse Narcisse, a physician, former Minister of Public Health and an ex-employee of USAID with backings of former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Celestin was eliminated in the second round of 2010 election following a recount by the OAS observers.
On Sunday, President Martelly and presidential candidate Jude Celestin were seen to cast their votes at a voting center in Lycée Petion-ville within a gap of ten minutes. Another presidential candidate, Eric Jean Baptiste under the banner of the Mouvement Action Socialiste and owner of Père Eternel Loto, who shot himself once while cleaning his gun at home in last March, was seen to cast his vote at the voting center under cover of own armed guards.
Here is the second page of the document that have been circulating on the net regarding efforts to advance the candidacy of PHTK candidate Jovenel Moise to make him competitive with candidate Jude Celestin.
Beside a request to have BOUCLIER candidate Steeve Khawly out of the competition, the document also noted the engagement of OSTOSSOLA to run the campaigh of Jovenel Moise with a contract estimated at 3.5 million US dollars. The document also asked for the government to put 1.75 million dollars available to the campaign of Jovenel Moise
Also the document noted that all the Political Parties close to PHTK need to rally behind one candidate, that of Jovenel Moise
Here is the first page of a two page document that have been circulating on the net. From what we observed on the document, it was issued by the "Bureau de Strategie de Jovenel Moise. On the first page, the document with PHTK heading was addressed to President Michel Martelly. It is dated September 14, 2015. The document outlined the steps that need to be taken by the current government to bring the PHTK candidate Jovenel Moise toward his election on the first round.
Among the steps recommended is the removal of the candidacy of Steeve Khawly of Bouclier, removal of financial support of his candidacy. In addition, to put a stop at the financial support of the private sector to the candidacy of Bouclier. The document also discussed the fact that the current PHTK vote is split between Bouklier and PHTK