Haiti Vote Count

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Haiti Vote Count

Counting of votes from the Haiti Presidential election held last weekend continues with an announcement of the winner expected by March 31, 2011. The Secretary General's Special Representative, Mr. Edward Mullet visited the vote counting center. He emphasized that the process is deliberate and observed that everything is "working well. This verification is done not only once or twice but up to 3 or 4 times to avoid any manipulation or wrong interpretation."

Following last weekend’s second round of elections in Haiti, Edmond Mulet, chief of the UN Stabilization Mission (MINUSTAH), expressed his satisfaction today (23 March) after visiting an electoral tabulation center.

Compilation of results for the presidential and parliamentary elections is currently underway at the tabulation center, a highly sensitive site where all results are verified before the announcements of preliminary results.

SOUNDBITE (French) Edmond Mulet, Special Representative of UN Secretary-General in Haiti:
“What the CEP (Electoral Provisory Council) and the tabulation center are doing, that is double and triple verification mechanism, will lead to results. Eventually, we will know the truth. But it is important to be patient and to let the CEP and the tabulation center do their work according to the law.”

Following the first round’s suspicion of fraud, the Haitian authorities have followed recommendations from the Organization of American States (OAS), putting in place scrupulous verification mechanisms.

SOUNDBITE (French) Edmond Mulet, Special Representative of UN Secretary-General in Haiti:
“We could see for ourselves that everything is working well. This verification is done not only once or twice, but up to three or four times to avoid any manipulation or wrong interpretation”

The elections, according to most national and international observers, took place in a fairly smooth manner. Voter had to choose between Michel Martelly, a former popular Compas singer and Mirlande Manigat, an ex-First Lady and former university professor.

Preliminary results are expected at the end of the month.


Transcripts / Production notes / Scripts

Following last weekend’s second round of elections in Haiti, Edmond Mulet, chief of the UN Stabilization Mission (MINUSTAH), expressed his satisfaction today (23 March) after visiting an electoral tabulation center.

Compilation of results for the presidential and parliamentary elections is currently underway at the tabulation center, a highly sensitive site where all results are verified before the announcements of preliminary results.

SOUNDBITE (French) Edmond Mulet, Special Representative of UN Secretary-General in Haiti:
“What the CEP (Electoral Provisory Council) and the tabulation center are doing, that is double and triple verification mechanism, will lead to results. Eventually, we will know the truth. But it is important to be patient and to let the CEP and the tabulation center do their work according to the law.”

Following the first round’s suspicion of fraud, the Haitian authorities have followed recommendations from the Organization of American States (OAS), putting in place scrupulous verification mechanisms.

SOUNDBITE (French) Edmond Mulet, Special Representative of UN Secretary-General in Haiti:
“We could see for ourselves that everything is working well. This verification is done not only once or twice, but up to three or four times to avoid any manipulation or wrong interpretation”

The elections, according to most national and international observers, took place in a fairly smooth manner. Voter had to choose between Michel Martelly, a former popular Compas singer and Mirlande Manigat, an ex-First Lady and former university professor.

Preliminary results are expected at the end of the month.

Details

Language: French

Year of Production: 2011

Length: 1 minute

Country: Haiti


Directors:

  • Muhamed Sacirbey UNTV

Producers:

  • Susan Sacirbey