Five presidential candidates contested in Haiti Election
The candidacy of Laurent Lamothe, Jovenel Moïse, Jean-Henry Céant, Kesler Dalmacy and Edwin Zenny have one thing in common. Their candidacy to run in the next election have been contested for various reasons. For former Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe the issue of discharge has returned since his registration to participate. For Kesler Dalmacy, his residency requirement is questionable. The allegations on Jovenel Moïse, Jean-Henry Céant and Edwin Zenny are even more serious; while some people are questioning the source or sources of the money for Jovenel Moïse, Jean-Henry Céant was heavily involved in the destruction of houses in the downtown area Port-au-Prince. Edwin Zenny for his part is being challenged for alleged involvement in auto theft and drug trafficking
Haiti is an impoverished nation which is struggling to recover from a number of hurdles like devastating earthquake, a major cholera epidemic and chaotic political instability these might seem great challenges, but no less than 70 presidential candidates believe they are the best for the job. However, out of the total 70 candidates, the candidacies of 5 contestants have been doubtful as they are questionable. The candidacies of Laurent Lamothe, Jovenel Moïse, Jean-Henry Céant, Kesler Dalmacy and Edwin Zenny have been challenged for various reasons. The candidates with their respective reasons for contesting are: (1) Laurent Lamothe could not submit a certificate issued by the Superior Court of Auditors and Administrative Disputes (CSCCA) that he has not mismanaged public funds. (2) Jovenel Moïse, could not disclose the sources of his candidacy fund, (3) Jean-Henry Céant, a notary, for his involvement in the destruction of houses in the downtown area Port-au-Prince; (4) Kesler Dalmacy, his eligibility based on residential status is questionable; and (5) Edwin Zenny, is contesting against charges of drug trafficking and vehicle theft.