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Voting complication may cause low turnout in Haiti election

Published on by Joseph Guyler Delva (author)

President of the Haitian Electoral Council, Pierre Louis Opont (photo: )

President of the Haitian Electoral Council, Pierre Louis Opont

Many people still do not know where to go to vote while the election is just about one day away

Human rights groups fear eruption of violence in Haiti election

Published on by Joseph Guyler C. Delva (author)

Human rights activist Pierre Esperance holding a Haitian flag during a march to denounce immigration discriminatory measures from the neighboring Dominican Republic (photo: )

Human rights activist Pierre Esperance holding a Haitian flag during a march to denounce immigration discriminatory measures from the neighboring Dominican Republic

However the Haitian police, who will be supported by remaining UN troops, say they are ready to provide security 

Technical, logistical problems to cause chaos during Haiti election

Published on by Joseph Guyler C. Delva (author)

Pierre Louis Opont, president of Haiti's electoral council (photo: )

Pierre Louis Opont, president of Haiti's electoral council

Several political actors even call for the postponement of the crucial ballot

Government and election officials satisfied with unfolding of Haiti poll

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Haiti electoral council president Pierre Louis Opont closely protected by members of special forces of the Haitian police  (photo: )

Haiti electoral council president Pierre Louis Opont closely protected by members of special forces of the Haitian police

Haitians went to vote to elect 119 members of lower chamber and 20 senators

Haiti's leader calls for tougher actions against corruption, Official says

Published on by Joseph Guyler C. Delva (author)

President Martelly listening to the president of the Thomsom Reuters Foundation, Monique Villa (left), during a visit to Haiti several years ago. Reuters Foundation is also very active covering and exposing corrupt practices around the world (photo: )

President Martelly listening to the president of the Thomsom Reuters Foundation, Monique Villa (left), during a visit to Haiti several years ago. Reuters Foundation is also very active covering and exposing corrupt practices around the world

The country's top anti-corruption officer said President Michel Martelly has told him to apply zero tolerance against violators