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Haiti still struggling with elections

Haiti still struggling with elections

On Aug. 9, Haiti experienced the first legislative elections after four years of delay. Although the country has been praised for this move, the results highlight a flawed electoral system and poor planning. The elections were marred with irregularities, violence and discontent. According to the Electoral Commission, only 18 percent of eligible voters went to the polls. The outcome displays Haiti's lack of preparedness for the next elections — when the population will vote for deputies, senators, a new president and mayors. It sounds simple, but in Haiti mismanagement and confrontations between political fractions can generate long-term consequences. Fifty eight candidates are...

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