Haitians may vote for new head of state in October

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) –The nine-members of the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) Saturday held talks with officials of the major political parties here amid widespread speculation that presidential elections could take place on October 9.

According to informed sources, the CEP has indicated a willingness to publish an electoral calendar next week, as early as Monday outlining the dates for the presidential elections.

The sources said that the first round will be held on October 9 and if a candidate does not receive the necessary amount of votes to prevent a second round, then that will take place on January 8, 2017 and the final election results will be published January 30, next year.

Haiti loses heartbreaker to Peru, 1-0

Haiti made a game of its first group play match of the 2016 Copa America Centenario, Saturday, but couldn’t equalize the 0-1 deficit to Peru in the closing minutes, the Sentinel reported.

Along with a draw between Brazil and Ecuador in the later game, Les Grenadiers are in a tough spot and will have to come from the bottom of Group B to advance into the elimination round.

Haiti faces Brazil on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 in Orlando, Florida and then will head to East Rutherford, New Jersey where it will play Ecuador on June 12, 2016.

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