The Haitian premier has chosen mostly political novices for the country’s new government, nearly three weeks after President Jovenel Moise appointed him to the post. Continue reading “Haiti PM Nominates Government of Political Novices”
Electoral council declares businessman Jovenel Moise the winner of the November 2016 vote despite fraud allegations.
Haiti marked the 214th anniversary of its political independence, acknowledging that after so many years “we are still unable to feed our people, educate our children, provide health care to our compatriots, and rebuild the infrastructure necessary for the economic development of our country”.
Jovenel Moise, known as “Banana Man” because he exports produce, won Haiti’s Nov. 20 presidential election with more than half of the vote, Haiti’s electoral council announced this week.
Friday, on the Cuban National Television, Raul Castro announced “The Commander-in-Chief of the Cuban Revolution passed away at 11:29 tonight…”
According to Raul Castro, the body of his brother Fidel Castro, will be cremated Saturday in the early hours of the morning “in accordance with the will expressed by Comrade Fidel”.
Haiti’s Interim President Jocelerme Privert has issued a decree ordering voters to elect a new head of state on October 9, according to a statement issued by the National Palace.
It said that Privert, who came to office in February after President Michel Martelly left without a successor being elected, had called on the estimated 5.8 million voters to elect a new president by that date.
Haiti’s decision to scrap the results of a disputed first-round presidential vote will prolong an already delayed process at a time the country needs a democratically elected leader, the State Department said on Wednesday.
Haiti’s electoral authorities begin deliberating Tuesday whether to annul the disputed presidential election, as recommended by a special commission that reported finding what appeared to be significant fraud and professional misconduct.
Electoral council chief Leopold Berlanger declined to comment on the verification commission’s findings Monday night, saying his panel would need until June 6 to examine the report and announce a new election calendar for this troubled country.