Haiti: Presidential elections postponed to November

Haiti: Presidential elections postponed to November

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The date of the presidential election in Haiti has again been postponed to November. Now it will be conducted after two months from the actual date that was decided. These elections are supposed to conduct the successor to the assassinated president Jovenel Moise.

The electoral council of Haiti stated that the polling day for the presidential election and legislative elections was supposed to take place in September. Now have been postponed to November, and this has been delayed since 2019. The council also said that they would be conducting the second round of the election in late January. The round would be consisting of presidential and legislative elections. 

Haiti has been experiencing deep tensions and conflict. The country has been facing political fighting and increasing violence. They have only been boosted by the strains put on the poorest country in the Western hemisphere amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

A very fair judge has been appointed by the Dean of the Court of the first instance in Port au Prince. He will be heading the investigation and further proceedings of the case regarding President Moise assassination. President Moise was gunned down on July 7.

Judge Mathieu Chanlatte is the judge who will be leading the proceedings and conduct the probe. President of the National Association of Haitian Magistrates, Jean Wilner Morin, said that he knows his colleague would not get scared while doing his duties.

A group of unidentified people assassinated President of Haiti Jovenel Moise with guns. They assassinated the president by shooting him with guns at 1:00 a.m on Wednesday. The killing of President Jovenel Moise comes amid deepening political and economic stability and a spike in gang violence.

The suspects have been arrested for the assassination of Haiti’s President. According to the statements of senior police officials, those two suspected are Haitian Americans. Out of them, one was a former bodyguard at the Canadian Embassy in Port au Prince.

Haiti must not “lose its way” after the tragedy that Haiti had experienced in past days and left Haiti critically injured. Martine Moise, the widow of assassinated Haitian President Jovenel Moise, stated.