Photo credit: Garry Pierre-Pierre
Photo credit: Garry Pierre-Pierre

By Rachele Viard

The special commission established by the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) to investigate claimed electoral irregularities received a total 162 documented complaints of fraud pertaining to the Oct. 25 elections. One of the commissions’ tasks is to ensure the consideration of valid complaints by the Votes Tabulation Center.

Upon review of these complaints, the commission acknowledged that 116 of the aforementioned complaints were unjustified and devoid of evidence.  Forty-three complaints provided evidence, and as such, were considered valid.  The remaining three are supervisors’ reports and minutes of findings of the Justice of the Peace.

The special commission is chaired by Pierre Manigat, Jr., and comprises the following members Ricardo Augustin, Yolette Mengual, Jaccéus Joseph and Mosler Georges.

Born into a Haitian family in Stone Mountain GA. , Rachele visited Haiti several times in her youth and connected to the country and the culture. She moved to Haiti in 2009, where she put her English degree to use as a writer, using her voice and pen to promote tourism in the country and highlight the richness of the Haitian culture and people.

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