BAI and IJDH work to protect the right of Haitians to select their government through fair elections. A key aspect of that work is ensuring that the international community has credible information about Haiti’s political situation. Join this web conference to learn more about the key issues currently being discussed in Haitian and international media. Afterwards, we look forward to answering your questions.
-Jake Johnston, Research Associate at the Center for Economic and Policy Research, will provide background on elections in Haiti.
-Jacqueline Charles, Caribbean Correspondent of Miami Herald, will provide updates and discuss the challenges she faces in reporting on elections.
-Wesley Lainé, IJDH Legal Intern, will analyze the décharge issue which has disqualified a few candidates. This will include the controversial disqualification of Jacky Lumarque, former coordinator of a presidential commission on education.
Here's some background info on décharge: http://haitielection2015.blogspot.com/2015/07/the-cep-and-elections-in-haiti-decharge.html