David McFadden, Associated Press. James Morrell, director of the Washington¬based research group Haiti Democracy Project, noted that charges of rampant fraud have arisen after many Haitian elections, notably in the 2000, 2006 and 2010 cycles. But his organization’s 180 election monitors saw relatively few irregularities in October and he believes Moise is the legitimate leading candidate.
Washington Post. U.S. blocked the appointment of Haiti’s most capable and neutral electoral commissioner for transitory bureaucratic reasons. This will greatly weaken the electoral commission, sap public confidence, and open a Pandora’s box of consequences
Latin America Advisor of the Inter-American Dialogue. The U.S. sabotaged this election by keeping out the most qualified election commissioner. As a result, the gatekeeping to the election was politicized and commissioners took bribes to qualify candidates. But once the machinery of election day switched on, it delivered accurate results
Latin America Advisor of the Inter-American Dialogue
Latin America Advisor of the Inter-American Dialogue. The U.S. squeezed this election out of the Haitians, but in Haiti you have to be careful that in moving against one faction you don’t end up bringing in something worse