ELECTIONS & POLITICS

In-depth analysis and reporting on politics in Haiti

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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
Long Hot Summer for Aristide (HB47)
Long Hot Summer for Aristide (HB47)
20.51MB The government of Jean-Bertrand Aristide, which came to power with a landslide electoral victory only two years ago, is facing sliding popularity and mounting protest on all fronts. At root of the deepening disillusionment is the continued...

Danger Signs After Coup Bid (HB45)
Danger Signs After Coup Bid (HB45)
8.76MB Political tensions deepened and violence flared following an apparent coup attempt against the government on the night of the 16th December. Around 30 armed men took over the Presidential Palace, but after exchanges of gunfire with police who...

Feeling the Fallout from the attacks on the US (HB44)
Feeling the Fallout from the attacks on the US (HB44)
9.13MB The United States' declaration of a "war on terrorism" following the 11 September attacks was met with some scepticism, if not cynicism, by those familiar with the case of Emmanuel 'Toto' Constant. Haiti's number one terrorist fled to the US in...

A Full House but Nobody Home (HB42)
A Full House but Nobody Home (HB42)
7.98MB Almost one year since elections that returned a Parliament completely dominated by President Aristide's Lavalas Family Party, the political scene in Haiti continues to waiver between farce and tragedy. ...

Aristide is Back (HB41)
Aristide is Back (HB41)
7.71MB Ten yearssince he was first elected President, Jean-Bertrand Aristide has returned to power following an election in November that was boycotted by all the main opposition parties. They refused to take part, claiming that, far from being independent,...

Scale of Lavalas Victory Questioned (HB39)
Scale of Lavalas Victory Questioned (HB39)
7.16MB The May 21st elections returned a huge victory for Jean-Betrand Aristide's new, populist Lavalas Family party. According to the official results, the Lavalas Family won 18 out of 19 Senate seats (the other went to an independent), 26 out of 83...

Chronicle of an Election Postponed (HB38)
Chronicle of an Election Postponed (HB38)
9.37MB Elections for every single elected office in Haiti, save the Presidency and a third of the Senate, have been due since the end of 1998. Members of Parliament had blocked new elections by vetoing the President's nominees for a Prime Minister, and...

Doing the Election Dance (HB35)
Doing the Election Dance (HB35)
8.93MB In 1990, the majority of Haitians were enthusiastic voters, but then saw their elected candidate overthrown by a military coup. When, three years later, President Aristide was returned to power by the United Nations, part of the deal was that...

Collapse of Parliament Heralds Aristide Comeback (HB32)
Collapse of Parliament Heralds Aristide Comeback (HB32)
9.03MB The political crisis, simmering for the best part of two years, finally came to the boil in January. Parliamentary elections due in 1997 and 1998 had been cancelled, and the existing Parliament had rejected several attempts by the President to...

Old Tricks, New Dog: US
Old Tricks, New Dog: US 'Democracy Enhancement' (HB31)
8.19MB It is common knowledge that the United States uses covert operations and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to destabilize and even overthrow progressive governments, and to subvert democratic political movements throughout the Americas and...

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