Haiti Elections

HAITI– Former singer Michel Martelly was sworn in Saturday as Haiti’s new president, promising change in a impoverished country still recovering from last year’s devastating earthquake.

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Haitians will have to wait at least a few more days to learn the preliminary results of their presidential election because of alleged irregularities and fraud uncovered at the vote-counting center, officials said Tuesday. ALSO READ: 25 Black Women You Should Know About While not disclosing specifics, Gaillot Dorsinvil, the president of […]

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti— Haitians scarred by decades of poverty, political corruption and natural disasters cast ballots Sunday for president in hopes a new leader could do what others have not: Replace homes and schools in the earthquake-devastated capital, improve education and create some optimism for the future. Voters chose between Michel “Sweet Micky” Martelly, a popular […]

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti  — Haitian President Rene Preval will stay in office as his country chooses a successor. Preval Chief of Staff Fritz Longchamp says the president will stay three months past the end of his term, telling The Associated Press in an interview on Monday that Preval will leave May 14. Preval’s term had been […]

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Haiti waited nervously into the early Thursday hours for election officials to announce who will compete in March’s presidential runoff vote with many fearing the result could spark widespread protests and rioting.

PORT-AU-PRINCE — Haitian elections officials said Thursday they will review the tallies of the top three vote getters in last week’s controversial presidential elections under the watchful eyes of both Haitian and foreign observers.

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Government-backed candidate Jude Celestin and former first lady Mirlande Manigat will advance to a second-round runoff in Haiti’s presidential election, officials announced Tuesday as furious protests led by supporters of the third-place contender broke out in the capital.

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Protesters demanding cancellation of Haiti’s weekend presidential election clashed with U.N. peacekeepers Tuesday, the United Nations mission and Haitian radio reported.

PORT-AU-PRINCE — Polls closed on schedule around Haiti at 4 p.m. Sunday amid chaos, confusion and isolated instances of violence. Hours earlier, a dozen of the 19 presidential candidates called for “peaceful protests” against “massive fraud” in the country’s presidential and legislative elections.

PORT AU PRINCE — Delays, excitement, shoving, arrests and accusations of fraud marked the morning of Haiti’s first election since January’s earthquake, as 18 candidates for president squared off for a chance to run the Western hemisphere’s poorest country as it tries to rebuild.