Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Election Results Day

Tonight 'all the votes' of the presidential elections are counted. I
put exclamation marks there, because on the election day Haiti
Reporters went Downtown Port au Prince and we saw that there were no
voting ballots at the polls. All the people we talked to were not able
to cast a vote. All the boxes were empty.

News tonight is that Mirlande Manigat and Jude Celestin will probably
have a run-off on January 16. They came in first and second.

This photo I shot today with my friend Jean somewhere in Delmas. It
says 'Whether you want it or not -President Mateli. Peasants respons.'

Mateli is the popular Haitian singer Michel 'Sweet Micky' Martelly.
According to the official results, he came in 3d place.

A lot of people distrust the results. Manigat has 31.37%, Celestin
22.48% and Martelly 21.84%. A margin of only .64%

Will our students be able to make it to the school tomorrow or will
the streets be filled with Micky supporters?