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Jovenel Moise Confirmed As New President of Haiti

Electoral council declares businessman Jovenel Moise the winner of the November 2016 vote despite fraud allegations.

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Haiti Marks 214th Anniversary of Political Independence

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”.

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Banana Exporter Jovenel Moise Wins Haiti’s Presidential Election

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.

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Leading Haitians’ Response to Fidel Castro’s Death

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”.

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Haiti’s Interim President Privert Orders October 9 Election

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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.

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U.S. Says It Regrets Haiti Vote Delay at Time of Mounting Challenges

People carry a fake coffin as they protest against Haiti's interim president Jocelerme Privert in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, June 7, 2016. REUTERS/Jeanty Junior Augustin
People carry a fake coffin as they protest against Haiti’s interim president Jocelerme Privert in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, June 7, 2016. REUTERS/Jeanty Junior Augustin

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.

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Haiti Council Starts Deliberating Possible Election Redo After Special Verification Commission Finds Evidence of Significant Electoral Fraud

Interim President Jocelerme Privert, center, arrives with the president of the special verification commission Francois Benoit, to the national palace, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, May 30, 2016. The special verification commission recommended throwing out the disputed results of last year’s first-round presidential election because it appeared to be tainted by fraud. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
Interim President Jocelerme Privert, center, arrives with the president of the special verification commission Francois Benoit, to the national palace, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, May 30, 2016. The special verification commission recommended throwing out the disputed results of last year’s first-round presidential election because it appeared to be tainted by fraud. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

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.

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