Tag: Michel Martelly

U.S. Sends Diplomat to ‘Assess’ Haiti’s Troubled Election

Top Story — The U.S. State Department’s coordinator for Haiti, Kenneth Merten, arrived in Port-au-Prince Thursday “to assess progress” in the country’s troubled presidential election, a phrasing meant to avoid […] Read More >

Haiti’s Martelly Exits Office, Leaving Country in Hands of Prime Minister

Top Story — Haiti’s President Michel Martelly left office on Sunday, leaving power in the hands of the prime minister until the legislature can choose an interim president. In his […] Read More >

Haiti Opposition Rejects Martelly’s Plan for Interim Government

Top Story — Haitian opposition leaders on Tuesday rejected President Michel Martelly’s proposal that an interim government, approved by parliament, take over when he leaves office in four days. Haiti […] Read More >

OAS Mission to Haiti May Spell Good Fortune for Ruling Party Candidate

Top Story — The Organization of American States will send a special mission to Haiti to help the country emerge from an electoral crisis that has triggered violent protests in […] Read More >

Protests Sweep Haiti Ahead of Presidential Runoff Election

Top Story — About 2,000 protesters set up barricades, threw rocks and torched cars in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince on Monday ahead of a presidential and legislative runoff election scheduled […] Read More >

Haiti Presidential Candidate Refuses to Participate in Runoff Amid Fraud Allegations

Top Story — Haitian presidential candidate Jude Célestin will not take part in a runoff scheduled for Jan. 24 unless outgoing President Michel Martelly approves sweeping changes to prevent voter fraud, […] Read More >

Accusations of Electoral Fraud Threaten Results, Peace in Haiti

Top Story — Despite initial reports of a lack of violence or fraud during Haiti’s municipal, legislative and presidential elections held Sunday, new concerns regarding potential illegal activity have arisen. Some […] Read More >

After Government Collapse, New Haitian Prime Minister Takes Office

Top Story — The new prime minister of Haiti took office on Wednesday by default after parliament dissolved the day before. The breakdown of parliament followed government and opposition leaders […] Read More >

Haitian Parliament to Dissolve Today if Political Impasse Unresolved

Top Story — Haitian President Michel Martelly met with opposition leaders on Sunday for last-minute negotiations to settle a dispute over elections that were meant to take place in 2011. […] Read More >

U.S., U.N. Call for Resolution of Deadlock in Haiti Amid Unrest

Top Story — The U.S. government and the United Nations have urged Haitian authorities to settle a political dispute that has been years in the making, amid protests calling for […] Read More >