On Second Anniversary of Illegal Election: Martelly and Washington push for another “electoral hold-up”
By Kim Ives, Haiti Liberté, March 20, 2013
March 20, 2013 marks the second anniversary of a patently illegal and exclusionary election that brought President Michel Martelly to power.
The first round of that election, held on Nov. 28, 2010, was a complete fiasco, marred by disorganization, voter fraud, and disenfranchisement. Furthermore, months earlier, Haiti’s largest party, the Lavalas Family of former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, had been illegally and arbitrarily excluded from fielding a candidate.