Tension mounts as Haiti awaits election results

The tension mounts as Haiti awaits the results of the elections
Several parties claim victory as tensions spread out in the streets of Haiti after Sunday’s elections.
Electoral tensions were released in the streets of Haiti with shots outside the Presidential Palace, that the various Cree candidates victory in a vote to re – run in this country of the Caribbean.


Haitians rely on their next president to leave the country in political limbo and repair the damage of Matthew hurricane, which devastated the country last month, killing up to 1,000 people and leaving 1.4 million who need assistance.

Haitians are also called to be patient and wait until the official election results, after several factions have made statements at the beginning of the victory, as well as accusations of fraud.

Nearly 1,000 workers of Haitian election began shifts of 12 hours inside a warehouse Monday, tabulating the results of the presidential and parliamentary vote at the end of the week.

Just one day after the closure of polling stations, hundreds of supporters of the family Lavalas, the party of former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide, took to the streets of Port – au-Prince.

Supporters the Tet Kale left the former President Michel Martelly, meanwhile, sent text messages insisting to their presidential candidate, Jovenel Moses, took the victory in the election on Sunday, and no second round would be necessary.
International observers invited Haitians to await the results, that the protesters had begun to accuse the other parties of “stealing” the election.

Despite a low turnout of less than 22 percent, no election result is expected to be issued by the provisional electoral Council of Haiti before Sunday.

Score sheets most of the voting centers still went into the capital by trucks of the districts through the mountainous country with no lack of dilapidated roads.

According to Teresa Bo of Jazeera, which was in Port au Prince, many Haitians in remote areas have been able to vote because of the devastation of natural disasters, including the earthquake in 2010 and the lack of polling stations.

“The smooth election.”

Uder Antoine, Executive Director of a revamped electoral Council who gets high marks for organizing elections exceptionally smooth Sunday, expressed his confidence that workers of tab will deliver accurate and transparent results that will be accepted.

“It has been several years since Haiti has been an election like this.” The nation woke up calm, people were going to work and children went to school. I am very satisfied,”AP quoted Antoine as saying news agency.

Members of the Organization of American States observer mission said they’d be watching the process tab from 24 hours up to that preliminary results are published.

At a press conference, OAS official Gerardo de Icaza said it’s important for people to “wait for the official results and not be swayed by political statements.”

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