Thursday, December 01, 2016

Banana Exporter Jovenel Moise Wins Haiti’s Presidential Election
December 1, 2016 at 2:44 PM EST

Jovenel Moise addresses the media next to his wife Martine in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, after winning 55.67 percent of the vote in the Nov. 20 presidential election, according to the electoral council. Photo by Jeanty Junior Augustin/Reuters

Jovenel Moise, known as “Banana Man” because he exports produce, won Haiti’s Nov. 20 presidential election with more than half of the vote, Haiti’s electoral council announced this week.

The 48-year-old entrepreneur, who was former President Michel Martelly’s handpicked successor, appeared to win among a field of 27 candidates. The vote, however, will not be certified until late December.

Moise won most of the votes during Haiti’s first attempted election in 2015. But he didn’t get a majority, so run-off votes were subsequently scheduled and postponed for various reasons, including accusations of fraud and the effects of Hurricane Matthew.

Martelly was constitutionally required to step down at the end of his term in February, and an interim president, Jocelerme Privert, took his place.

On Nov. 20, Moise won 55 percent of the vote. As president, he will face a divided government and a country that continues to rebuild from a 2010 earthquake and Hurricane Matthew earlier this year.

Moise said in an interview with the Associated Press that he also wants to improve the economic conditions of the rural poor. “It’s really important to change the lifestyle of these people,” he said.

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The elections were a success

"The elections of November 20 were a success and the results are apparently good. That candidates who want to challenge, contest but do not seek a pretext to engage in violence," said Rosny Desroches, Executive Director of the Civil Society Initiative (ISC)

Edouard Paultre calls for calm

Edouard Paultre of the Civil Society calls for calm and invites the losers to legal challenge and peaceful.

Tributes and sympathies to Fidel Castro

On Monday, de facto President Jocelerme Privert signed on behalf of the Haitian people, a book of condolences open to the Cuban Embassy in Peguy-ville, expressing Haitians' sympathy for towards the Cuban people, which has just lost its emblematic Head of State, Fidel Castro.

On the same day former President Michel Martelly signed the Book of Condolences at the Embassy of Cuba.

Also Monday, the Ambassador of Haiti in London, signed the book of condolences at the Embassy of Cuba in London "Adios Comandante"

On Tuesday, Jovenel Moïse and his wife Martine again presented their sincere sympathies to the Cuban Nation. The couple went to the Embassy of Cuba in Haiti with Ambassador Luis Castillo Campos to pay tribute to Fidel Castro and sign the condolence register

The CFI in Spain

At the invitation of Caribbean Export, Ms. Norma Powell, General Manager of the Investment Facilitation Center (CFI), accompanied by Keren Marcellus, Director of Facilitation Operations and Radley Joseph, Deputy Director of Promotion, participates in the "Mediterranean Free Trade and Special Economic Zones Forum" to be held in Barcelona, Spain, from 30 November to 2 December 2016.

France takes note
At the daily press briefing, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development declared : France takes note of the preliminary results of the first round of the presidential elections in Haiti, which place very largely in head the candidate of the PHTK, Jovenel Moïse. Pending publication of final results on 29 December, France calls on all political actors to respect electoral rules."

HL/ HaitiLibre 

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