ELECTIONS & POLITICS

In-depth analysis and reporting on politics in Haiti

Keep up to date with the latest developments on politics and elections in Haiti.

GoFundMe Appeal: Celebrate 25 Years of the Haiti Support Group!
The Jacobin Reports: Haiti’s Eroding Democracy
Democracy Discouraged: HSG Report on 2015 Elections
Political Crisis in Haiti Worsens: Presidential Deadline Missed
Election update: the “international community” gives its orders
Electoral Farce. But who is laughing?
Fixing Elections: A Beginner’s Guide
Webinar: Haiti Elections Crisis
Foreign policy chief urged to aid accountability
Duvalier Departs. Martelly’s Duvalierism Marches On.
Death of U.S.-Backed Ex-Dictator “Baby Doc” Duvalier
Van Rompuy in Haiti this Week – An Update
Seitenfus: Haiti’s Doctored Elections from the Inside
NEWS FLASH: way paved for “Baby Doc” Duvalier to stand trial
Haitian Protesters Demand President Resign
Why Richard Morse left Haiti’s government
2nd Haiti minister resigns in as many days
Haiti’s Finance Minister Resigns
Pushed out for airing dirty laundry?
Haiti’s Constitution Needs Revision
Haitian legal system drags its heels in Duvalier case
Haiti’s Prominent Political Party to Run
Martelly and Washington Push For Another “Electoral Hold-Up”
Haiti Moves to Tighten Laws on Sexual Violence
Duvalier on Trial: Justice or Joke?
U.S. Holds Key to Duvalier Prosecution
Duvalier Must Face Justice
Haiti’s ‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier Hospitalised
Haitian Reporters Accuse President’s Security of Attack
Former Haitian Dictator Denies Abuses at Historic Hearing
Double standards: The UN Condemns Baby Doc, but Exonerates Itself
Duvalier Hearing Could be Historic Despite U.S. Obstruction
Government “free school” Program – A Victory?
Human Rights Advocates: Pursue Charges Against ‘Baby Doc’
WikiLeaks Cables: Did the US Green-Light Duvalier’s Return in 2011?
STOP PRESS: Duvalierist Diktat and Disdain
Better Class of Dictator? Rebelling against Lies and Illegalities
Martelly Regime Veers Hard Right with Cabinet Reshuffle
Outsourcing sovereignty – Interview with Justin Podur on Haiti’s New Dictatorship
World Bank “Success” Undermines Haitian Democracy
What Tom Paine may teach us on Haitian politics
Mobilization against Martelly: Point of No Return?
Haiti’s Constitutional Horror Show
Government Faces Mounting Popular Anger
Throwing Activists Into Crowded Jails: How Haiti’s Government is Silencing the Opposition
Pride and Palaces
Pride and Palaces
Reviving Haiti’s Army would Harm Democracy
Cheering the Athletes, Booing the Government
Ban Ki-moon Recommends Renewal of MINUSTAH Mandate
Tropical Storm Isaac: Victims fault government for not enough “concrete action”
Directorate General of Taxation (DGI) is “wrong” in the case of André Apaid
Le 5e conseil de gouvernement se tient aux Cayes
Olympic Records – Lamothe Style
Special Edition New Internationalist: Haiti Two Years On
Haitian Government to Relocate up to 200 Slum Dwellers
Constitutional changes to become law in Haiti a year after vote
Martelly: Making the Grade?
Foreign Minister Approved as New Premier
Martelly impliqué dans un grave scandale de corruption, selon la presse dominicaine
Haiti Prime Minister Nominee Made Official
Haiti Brief on Political Situation March 2012
Haiti’s Prime Minister Quits After 4 Months
On Eve of Carnival, Political Crisis Looms
Amnesty Slams Haitian Judiciary for Dropping Duvalier Case
Haïti-Duvalier : Un an d’impunité et de mépris des victimes de la dictature
Haiti-Séisme-2 ans: Un incroyable fiasco
Faces from Haiti’s Brutal Regime Return
Des organisations des droits humains exhortent la présidence
Conille gets Crucial Nod in Haiti
Gary Conille est officiellement désigné Premier Ministre
Haïti: 100 jours sans aucun gouvernement formel
Travaux de Refonte de la Loi Électorale encore Incertaines
Discours du Président Martelly à la CIRH
Haïti: Clinton, décoré et remis en selle
Martelly PM Pick had Rocky Tenure as Top Cop
Refugee Camps: Haitian Mayor’s Office Vows to Destroy Them All
Haitian Diaspora Allowed to Vote
Delays Certifying Election Results
Martelly Disguises Inexperience with Easy Charm
OAS with “shopping list” for Martelly
‘Killing Democracy’ in Haiti, Canadian-Style
Haitian elections: split reactions to Martelly victory
Real Elections Winner?
Comments on the run-off election on 20 March
Delays and Irregularities Mark ‘Smooth’ Election Day
Return of Aristide: Homecoming or Comeback?
Considérations au Niveau des Secteurs de Droits Humains
Reports on Aristide’s return to Haiti
Personality, not Politics, Divides Haiti’s Presidential Candidates
Aristide Return: Haiti Spoiler or Savior?
Singer Faces Former First Lady in Presidential Runoff
Baby Doc’s Return to Haiti Revives Dark Memories of Duvalier Era
The Poor always Pay: Electoral Crisis in Haiti
HSG Election blog
HSG Election blog
Impressions on reactions to the election results
Al Jazeera Inside Story – Haiti: A Nation in Trouble
Protests Erupt as Haiti Election goes to Run-Off
First Observations on Port-au-Prince Streets
Delivering on the Elections: Haiti Grassroots Watch
Beyond Wyclef: What Haitians Want From Elections
Next Haitian President: Who Will It Be?
Lawmakers Urge Clinton to Ensure Haiti Elections are Inclusive
Few Answers at Presidential Debate
M. Pierre-Louis Speaking in London
Haiti’s Presidential Candidates’ Quest for Unity. For now.
Candidates for 2010 Presidential Elections
Democracy and Disarmament in Haiti: BBC Investigates
No Presidency for Wyclef
No Major Haiti Risk Seen from Wyclef Election Bar
Port-au-Prince or Port-au-President?
Wyclef Jean’s uncle to run for president of Haiti
Foreign-led Commission now governs Haiti
Legislative Elections Postponed Indefinitely
Timeline of Haitian Politics
Reality of Post-Aristide Haiti
Interim Government Uses ‘Terrorist’ Smear to Repress Opponents
Interim government paves way for return of the military
Justice pour Jean Dominique et Jean Claude Louissaint!
Aristide Statement to International Press
An Electoral Farce: But who is laughing? (HB80)
An Electoral Farce: But who is laughing? (HB80)
1.18MB The international community requires that elections in Haiti be ‘credible’, that is that they bear just enough resemblance to the ‘real thing’ for them not to be laughed off the stage... Jockeying for position On 12 January 2015,...

Who needs elections? (HB78)
Who needs elections? (HB78)
763KB We are now fast approaching the fifth anniversary of the 12 January 2010 earthquake. In many ways, it will be a historic moment for Haiti. Not only because of the devastation caused five years ago but also as it is the day on which the country...
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Qui a besoin d'élections? (HB78)
747KB Le cinquième anniversaire du séisme dévastateur de 2010 marquera un autre moment historique : ce jour-là, Haïti deviendra officiellement une dictature, faisant ainsi, à peine quelques mois après la mort de Jean-Claude Duvalier, un gigantesque...

Un dictateur plus classe ? (HB73)
Un dictateur plus classe ? (HB73)
857KB Révolte contre les mensonges et les illégalités   ...

A Better Class of Dictator? (HB73)
A Better Class of Dictator? (HB73)
630KB Rebelling against the lies and illegalities. Three years after the earth- quake of January 12, 2010, Haiti paused last month to remember and reflect. It might seem unimaginable given a cholera epidemic with a death toll now nudging 8000, some 360,000...

No joke as carnival music stops (HB66)
No joke as carnival music stops (HB66)
203KB Post-election political paralysis. Michel Martelly supporters seize control of Port-au-Prince, in response to official election results. The smoldering ruin of the ruling Inite party’s headquarters on Avenue Lamartinière Port-au-Prince seemed...

Can Préval’s government deliver? (HB58)
Can Préval’s government deliver? (HB58)
439KB Prime Minister Jacques Edouard Alexis and President René Préval have demanded that all armed gangs surrender their weapons or risk being killed. ...

Election victory for the Haitian people (HB57)
Election victory for the Haitian people (HB57)
922KB Préval supporters took to the streets of Port-au-Prince to protest against alleged fraud and vote-rigging. ...

Doubts About Elections (HB56)
Doubts About Elections (HB56)
1.41MB Voters stand in line outside a polling station in Port-au-Prince in 1995. Size of turn-out will determine success of this year’s elections. ...

The End of Aristide (HB52)
The End of Aristide (HB52)
1.33MB The collapse of Aristide’s Lavalas Family government at the end of February can only partly be explained by the sudden appearance of former Army and FRAPH death- squad figures from the past, although they were the ones who enacted the coup. ...

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