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Presidential Elections in Port au Prince, Haiti


Written by Plant With Purpose on December 8, 2010 in General

Haiti is undergoing the process of electing a new president and recent election results have sent many protestors into a rage over suspected fraud in the election results. Polls from the recent election determined two primary candidates to face each other in a January final election. While the supporters of a third place candidate, Martelly, have taken to the streets in protest of the loss. In order to take the presidency in election a contender has to receive greater than 51% of the vote and since that was not accomplished in the first vote the election will take place between the 2 final candidates. As the results stand, the two final candidates will be Mirlande Manigat and Jude Celestin.

Some of you have been in prayer with us over the last few weeks as the political unrest has continued to grow and tensions rose higher throughout the country, and we are very grateful for that. We want to share with you some good resources that we are following as well as information coming from our staff in Haiti for further information, pictures, and video of the current happenings in Haiti. Here are a few places where you can join us in following events as they unfold.

News round-up:

http://goatpath.wordpress.com/2010/12/08/violent-protests-erupt-in-port-au-prince-after-election-results-are-released/

http://www.aolnews.com/world/article/passion-hits-streets-after-haitian-election-results-announced/19751948

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40567199/ns/world_news-americas/

http://news.ntn24.com/node/9455

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZ7nkI_DTPI

Resources from Flourish Online whose co-founder, Rusty Pritchard, is currently in Port-au-Prince   http://rustypritchard.com/
http://therooftopblog.wordpress.com/2010/12/08/post-election-trouble-in-haiti-firsthand-report/

If you use twitter, follow the hashtag #Haiti for the most live and up to date photos and video coming out of Port-au-Prince.

http://www.benandkatieinhaiti.com/

http://links.visibli.com/share/6bca90

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2010/12/in-haiti-preliminary-election-results-spark-riots/67706/

http://blexi.blogspot.com/2010/12/130-update.html?spref=fb


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