May 21, 2010
More than 5,000 Duvalierists marched through the streets of Petionville to protest against President Preval’s government and Preval’s attempt to derail the electoral process.
Contrary to foreign opinion the massive Haitian majority was never anti-Duvalier. A balanced poll of Haiti’s vast majority shows Jean-Claude Duvalier remains popular. Immediately before the 2006 election thousands swarmed to the international airport when rumors saw Jean-Claude returning.
The Duvalierists have added their support to the ongoing, and accelerating series of protests against Rene Preval’s effort to remain in power.
Haiti cannot hold free-and-fair elections with Preval in office and his personally appointed electoral Council in place.
Preval must go!
We must have a new Electoral council.
The International Community must invest the money and manpower needed to insure a valid balloting process. If they fail to do this there is no hope for a proper electoral process.