24 May 2011

Haitian Electoral Council Official Questions Results, Resigns

Ginette Cherubin (pictured here) sent her letter of resignation to the Haitian Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) on April 24th, which was published by local media this Tuesday, after disagreeing with the Council’s decision after releasing the final results of last month’s legislative election.

Ms. Cherubin said that the decisions made by the CEP were not in accordance with established election rules, that there were irregularities during the counting of the votes, and that the National Election Tribunal had favored a certain candidate, although she did not mention the candidate.

This is not the first time that doubts over Haiti’s March run-off elections have been voiced in public over fraud and irregularities; several protests have taken place since the announcement of the final results that killed at least one person and injured several others.

For the original article from Xinhua news, please click here.

The photo of Ms. Cherubin comes from the 2010 Haitian Elections’ website.