In Haiti, tire barricades burn as candidate alleges fraud- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — One of Haiti’s top presidential candidates insisted Thursday that ballots checked with his name have been destroyed or discarded, prompting small groups of supporters to burn tire barricades in a few sections of the country’s capital.

Former Sen. Moise Jean-Charles, candidate of the Petit Dessalines faction, is considered one of a few major contenders out of the 54 hopefuls who appeared on presidential ballots in Sunday’s first-round elections. The two top finishers are expected to compete in a Dec. 27 runoff.

With official preliminary results still days away, tire-burning supporters of Jean-Charles said they discovered partially burned ballots on Thursday behind the concrete wall of a home in the Port-au-Prince neighborhood of Delmas 41. The candidate insists that numerous ballots supporting his bid have gone missing elsewhere.

Without discussing specifics or presenting evidence, Jean-Charles told reporters at a Thursday press conference that there was also a plot at a tabulation center in Port-au-Prince to prevent votes in his favor from being entered into computers.

“This is going to lead to political turmoil,” he warned, prompting cheers from about three dozen backers gathered at a Port-au-Prince school.

The tabulation warehouse is under guard by police and U.N. peacekeepers and Haitian electoral workers are monitored by a rotating cast of international observers 24 hours a day.

Although it is prohibited for results to be released by anyone other than the Provisional Electoral Council, Jean-Charles’ camp released its own calculations from Sunday’s vote after reviewing 85 percent of the returns. He insisted Thursday that he dominated voting in half of Haiti’s 10 departments and accused the government-backed candidate’s team of trying to steal the elections.

It was not immediately clear if the council planned on sanctioning Jean-Charles or any other candidates for releasing such information.

Gregory Mayard-Paul, a spokesman for the Tet Kale party of outgoing President Michel Martelly, dismissed Jean-Charles’ allegations as “pure fiction.”

“I don’t think Moise Jean-Charles has ever told the truth in his life. This looks like something he planned himself,” Mayard-Paul said of the partially burned ballots.

Jean-Charles was one of several opposition lawmakers whose disagreements with Martelly’s administration resulted in lengthy political gridlock. He is a career politician who brands himself as a voice for Haiti’s poor and disenfranchised.

On Thursday, Jean-Charles vowed to fight for a spot in the runoffs, which he said would be automatic if the elections are honest. “Either elections or revolution,” he told supporters of his Petit Dessalines faction, named after a hero of the Haitian Revolution.



Moise Jean-Charles finished 4th, behind Jovenel Moise, Jude Celestin and Maryse Narcisse. He has some local support but not on a nationwide basis.

His candidacy shouldn’t have been accepted sine he is, among other things, a murderer and convicted felon. Other than that, he is a terrorist bent upon creating chaos for the Dominican Republic.

Should be in jail.

Not the National Palace.


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9 thoughts on “In Haiti, tire barricades burn as candidate alleges fraud- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

  1. And Micky is not a foreign agent? He should be put to >EDITED AGAIN FOR THE SAME INCITING VIOLENCE GARBAGE<

  2. Violence garbage is the only avenue left the masses stop being an apologist for the mickey criminal clan. They should all be put to death for crimes against the state

    1. Just so you know James, as someone who has about three hundred lives on my own hands (military service), I think for someone to just throw around the need to kill those that you don’t agree with makes your point less likely to be heard, unless you have some idea of what it is like to actually do what you are talking about yourself, with your own hands.

  3. Marc i would be more than happy to do it for the sake of the republic given half the chance. death comes to us all. There is is at time kill and a time to die. As a military man you know this quite well

    1. As a military man, I can tell when someone is full of shit as well.
      Go buy a plane ticket or shut up.

  4. Marc you are full of shit. Military men are killers. you kill on orders. Dont give me that non violence bullshit. Creation only comes through destruction.

    1. Wow, the elections really do bring out the nutters, don’t they? How about you BOTH stop, and lets try to be productive.

    2. Or better yet, go buy a plane ticket and do your deeds, like I suggested earlier, or perhaps I should re-iterate my other suggestion?

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