Lackluster campaign augurs ill for Haiti presidential vote

The record number of candidates to lead the poorest country in the Americas in and of itself is a tell-tale sign of the weakness of the Haitian political fabricPort-au-Prince (AFP) – The legitimacy of the future Haitian president is already compromised two weeks before the vote gets underway, with a lackluster electoral campaign and a very low expected turnout. The record number of candidates to lead the poorest country in the Americas in and of itself is a tell-tale sign of the weakness of the Haitian political fabric. “The political parties only exist when it’s time for elections, and the candidates are not mobilizing voters the way they should,” a foreign diplomat said, requesting anonymity in order to speak freely on the issue.

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