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President threatens grave consequences for election shenanigans

Samuel Maxime


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti ( – Any member of the Haitian government playing a role in tainting the elections for partisan ends, President Jocelerme Privert says their fate will be regretful.

The grave tone came after the Head of State met with the highest command of that Haitian National Police (PNH) and justice officials. Privert delivered a 12-minute address where he stressed that he does not have a candidate in the race and other members of the administration and government do not and should not.

“If the election is ruined in a department, by the fault of a government commissioner that forgets his responsibility to be reserved, I will regret that for him. If the election is ruined in a department because of an inopportune instance that would involve a delegate, I will regret that for them,” said Privert.

The president said he would remain neutral and expects officials to remain neutral but he has been the subject of accusation of favoritism on his own. When was sworn in as interim-president, Privert had the Fanmi Lavalas candidate for president, Maryse Narcisse, and former President Aristide’s wife in attendance.

This brought proponents of other candidates, including LAPEH’s Jude Celestin, Pitit Dessalines Moise Jean-Charles and PHTK’s Jovenel Moise, to claim the administration has a hand in seeing Narcisse elected.

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About The Author

Samuel Maxime is a Haitian-born citizen living in the United States. He founded The Haiti Sentinel to bring Haitian issues to an English language audience.