Haiti Elections - Prime Minister Evans Paul worried about Election ballots

Haitian Prime Minister Evans Paul is worried that there will be way too much stuff on the Haiti elections ballots this year with so many candidates out there... With one photo, one emblem and a number for each candidate, it will be a very tight squeeze and a mission impossible...

PHOTO: Haiti Election Ballot - A voter votes for Martelly in the 2010 Presidential Elections
PHOTO: Haiti Election Ballot - A voter votes for Martelly in the 2010 Presidential Elections

KREYOL: Haiti - Premier Minis Evans Paul di: pwal gen twòp senbòl nan bilten election 2015 yo paske genyen twòp kandida... 100 photo, 100 anblèm, 100 nimewo pou 100 kandida... Kisa ou panse de sa?

Reality Check... There are many Haitian voters who cannot read. They only recognize photos and images, something that explains why each political party uses some kind of emblem, a cow, a goat, a donkey to identify its candidates along with the candidate's photo.

Prime Minister Evans Paul believes it is abnormal for an election ballot to have more than 300 symbols, something that will give voters a hard time to cast their votes.

Evans PAUL, 17th Prime Minister of Haiti

"Why 300 symbols?" the prime Minister asks, "you will have 100 photos, 100 emblems and 100 numbers," assuming there are only 100 candidates on the ballot.

"Is this the kind of spectacle we really want to offer to Haitian voters," PM Evans Paul said.

The Haitian government is trying to its best to encourage the political parties to regroup in order to avoid this catastrophe but, so far, the political parties are not regrouping.

With so many candidates in this years elections. how long will these elections ballots have to be in order to accommodate such a long list and keep the ballot simple and easy to read.

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Laila Sou Facebook says...

si w vle kokobe yon peyi edike popilasyon an nan yon lang ke l pa konprann e w ap we lasyans pa ka devlope tout bon e se yon bann entelektyel rate ke peyi sa a fome.

Ayiti pa pwodui entelektyel jan anpil moun panse apa kek eksepsyon.

Bann moun yo rele entelektyel ann Ayiti yo se yon bann restavek entelektyel, entelektyel jakorepet, entelektyel repetado.

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Patrick Princivil says...

Na démélé gèt nou,

sé nou ki kréyé dézòd la, nou pa apran anyen si nou ka rivé aksépté 200 kandida al anpilé tankou yon pakèt twal sang nan péyi d'Haiti sé fòt nou. De tout fason Prézidan Martélly té trè faché kont réné Préval ki tap fè magouy pou té mété Jude Celestin Prézidan an Haiti, mwen kwè ké li pa akizé kòm magouyè an 2015 la tou sé pou sak fè trè klè mwen di ké si sé pa Prézidan Martélly ki rénouvlé kèlké swa sak monté a pwal monté sou yon boule difé, Martélly paka nonm manmanm ankò, manmanm mouri depui anviron 2001; Martélly pap nonm papam: papam mouri dépui en 1992; mwen pap défan la patrie, map défan bon Chrétien kap sèvi bonDyé yo; map défan entérèm koté vòlè kité fè magouy ak blan pou té vòlè konténè nou an pou jistan nou té pèdil la. Map défan bon Chrétien ké la mairie ap fè pasé mizè vòlè afè yo nan la rue péyi d'Haiti, etc. aprè sa JPP.

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Jla says...

"Is this the kind of spectacle we really want to offer..." - Period?

[ref. PM EP]

Pawòl la di, "Si w vle detwi yon nasyon, livre pouvwa a nan men mas pèp la; chak moun ap fè zafè pa yo jan yo vle, chak moun se chèf; epi pa-p janm gen tèt ansanm pou bati "Tour de Babel" la!
Demokrasi nan men pèp iletre, se yon denmon-rasi ki vin pou

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