Haiti, elections, cholera and the international community
from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
In 2010 President René Préval of Haiti reluctantly agreed to call for Presidential and Legislative elections to renew the members of Parliament and elect a new President. Since he was the only President in recent years to have been elected twice to the presidency and successfully completed his two terms, Préval was seen as the leader that would usher Haiti into an era of stability and economic growth. Instead, the 2010 elections have been overwhelmingly rejected by the population and the country is once more facing a long period of violence and instability. In this talk, Pierre-Louis argues that the international community, through MINUSTAH and CARICOM, has failed miserably in Haiti to support the transition to democracy because their agenda is in contradiction with the wishes of the Haitian People.