Haiti election council under fire for barring top presidential hopeful

Haiti's presidential campaign is barely under way and election officials are already under fire for barring the candidacy of former prime minister Laurent Lamothe, who hoped to succeed his former boss, President Michel Martelly....


Laurent Lamothe - Ex Prime Minister of Haiti

Also read: FLASH : Haiti Elections - Laurent Lamothe Candidacy REJECTED

"There are other candidates who were accepted who also didn't have the discharge. They are in the exact same position as Lamothe," said Pierre Espérance, the executive director of the National Human Rights Defense Network.

Also read: Haiti Elections - Out for DECHARGE, Why Laurent Lamothe and NOT Wilson Laleau?

Lamothe's campaign accused Martelly of trying to manipulate election officials to prevent him from running. The campaign says its internal polling shows Lamothe is the clear front runner.

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Osnick Moise says...

I THINK WHOEVER IS IN FAVOR OF LAMOTHE, SHOULD DO THE SAME AS LAMOTHE STOLE THE CINDY MONEY .I HAVE NO DOUGT THEY ARE. THE CINDY IS CLEARED REPORTED AS LAMOTHE WASTED THAT

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