Up next, we’ll discuss the general elections in Haiti, held on October 25th of this year. Haitians were choosing from more than 50 candidates to succeed President Michel Martelly. They were also electing members of the Congress, which was dissolved in January amid politically motivated mass murders in Haiti. Preliminary results could be issued in 10 days of the election. Final results are not expected until late November, at least, due to political factions contesting tallies.
Pierre Labossiere, a Haitian national and the co-founder of the Haiti Action Committee joined us to discuss the elections and voter suppression in Haiti.