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Jovenel Moise wins Haiti presidential vote in first round: Early results

Jovenel Moise wins Haiti presidential vote in first round: Early results

Provisional Electoral Council president Leopold Berlanger cautioned that the results were preliminary and final results would not be confirmed until December 29.

Nov 29, 2016, 13:25 PM IST

Haiti holds long-awaited vote still reeling from hurricane

To safeguard voting in a country with a history of electoral violence, nearly 13,000 officers from the national police and the United Nations are being mobilized for Sunday.

Nov 20, 2016, 15:11 PM IST

Michel Martelly leaves office with Haiti in crisis

Michel Martelly ended his presidential term Sunday without handing power to a successor, in an electoral crisis highlighting Haiti`s long struggle to keep democracy on track in the 30 years since the Duvalier dictatorship ended.

Feb 08, 2016, 11:58 AM IST

Haiti presidential candidate won't participate in election

Haiti's opposition presidential candidate Jude Celestin said Monday he will not participate in a planned run-off, calling it a farce with only one candidate.

Jan 19, 2016, 13:57 PM IST

Haiti: 54 candidates begin presidential campaigns

Presidential campaigning began in Haiti Wednesday, where 54 candidates are vying for the top office amid heightened criticism of the country`s electoral commission.

Sep 10, 2015, 05:32 AM IST

Two dead in Haiti election violence: Parties

Two people were killed during Haiti's long-delayed legislative elections, political parties have said, amid violence that forced some polling stations to close early.

Aug 11, 2015, 06:31 AM IST

Disorder, delays mar Haiti`s long-awaited election

Sporadic violence, including the ransacking of polling stations in the capital, forced dozens of voting centers to close Sunday during Haiti`s long-delayed legislative elections.

Aug 10, 2015, 02:45 AM IST

Polls open in long-delayed Haiti elections

Polling stations in Haiti`s long-delayed legislative elections opened at 6:00 am local time (1000 GMT) Sunday, marking the first vote since President Michel Martelly came to power in May 2011.

Aug 09, 2015, 16:11 PM IST

US official, Venezuelan National Assembly leader meet in Haiti

A top US diplomat met with the president of Venezuela`s National Assembly in Haiti this weekend to discuss diplomatic relations amid high tension between the two countries, the assembly said.

Jun 14, 2015, 13:48 PM IST

18 dead, 60 injured in carnival float accident in Haiti

At least 18 people were killed and 60 injured early on Tuesday when a carnival float hit power lines in Haitian capital Port-au-Prince on the second day of the annual festival, officials said.

Feb 17, 2015, 17:35 PM IST

Security Council delegation visits Haiti

United Nations Security Council members arrived in Haiti on Friday for a three-day visit to urge the government to hold long-delayed elections in order to stem a mounting political crisis.

Jan 24, 2015, 11:23 AM IST

Haiti announces new government, cabinet to be sworn in Monday

Haitian President Michel Martelly announced the formation of a new government via Facebook late Sunday in a bid to rescue the impoverished Caribbean nation from political crisis. 

Jan 19, 2015, 13:21 PM IST

Haiti leader installs new prime minister

Haiti's President Michel Martelly swore in as the country's new prime minister Evans Paul, a political opponent who was chosen after last month's resignation of Laurent Lamothe.

Jan 17, 2015, 14:42 PM IST

Haiti remembers quake dead amid political crisis

 Haiti marked the fifth anniversary Monday of the massive earthquake that ravaged an already desperately poor nation, even as it sought a way out of its latest debilitating political crisis.

Jan 12, 2015, 22:56 PM IST

UN Security Council envoys to visit Haiti

 UN Security Council ambassadors will travel to Haiti this month for a first-hand look at the political situation following a decision to draw down the UN mission there.

Jan 06, 2015, 03:11 AM IST

Haiti leader names Evans Paul as new prime minister

Haitian President Michel Martelly on Thursday named veteran politician Evans Paul prime minister to lead a new government, as he seeks to defuse a crisis over long-delayed elections.

Dec 26, 2014, 08:35 AM IST

Haiti awaits new government after prime minister resigns

A caretaker government was running Haiti on Monday after the weekend resignation of Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe plunged the Caribbean nation into uncertainty as political forces jockeyed to fill the void.

Dec 16, 2014, 11:13 AM IST

Haiti opposition cautiously welcomes PM`s resignation

Haiti`s emboldened opposition welcomed the resignation Sunday of Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, who faced repeated calls to go over the failure to hold legislative elections in the past three years.

Dec 15, 2014, 06:24 AM IST

Haiti prime minister resigns amid political crisis

Haiti`s Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe announced his resignation early Sunday, following repeated calls for him to step down amid anti-government protests and a political crisis in the impoverished Caribbean nation.

Dec 15, 2014, 05:57 AM IST

Haiti Prime Minister 'ready to resign', says President

Haiti`s Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe is ready to resign to help end the country`s political impasse, President Michel Martelly said Friday in the face of widespread government protests.

Dec 13, 2014, 08:19 AM IST