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Haitian electoral crisis: Reports from field visits

What: Haitian electoral crisis: Reports from field visits

When: December 20, 2010, 4 - 5:30 p.m.

Where: FOCAL Board Room, Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL), 1 Nicholas St., Suite 720, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 7B7

Who: The Haiti Democracy Project and FOCAL have made separate trips to Haiti during the current election period and will discuss the factors leading to the current political crisis, provide insights and details not yet made available including a review of voting records, and offer an analysis of the implications of the electoral crisis for reconstruction and longer-term donor engagement. They will also suggest a roadmap to monitor election results and ensure that popular sovereignty prevails. While in Haiti this month, Carlo Dade and John Graham met with presidential candidates, UN and government officials, and other important actors on the ground. James R. Morrell will join us by telephone from Washington, D.C. to present evidence of fraud. He spent three weeks in Haiti during the first round of the election. Please RSVP to Ruth Mestechkin at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 613-562-0005 ext. 237. Please note FOCAL Members will be given preference.


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