Haiti bans Fanmi Lavalas party from 2010 election

Haiti’s electoral council has banned the influential party of exiled former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide from next year’s legislative elections. The Fanmi Lavalas party, which remains a major party with support from the capital’s urban poor, is among 17 groups barred from February’s elections because they submitted improper documents. The list includes the Lespwa movement that formed around President Rene Preval when he ran for president in 2004.

Aristide, who has been living in exile in South Africa after he was overthrown during a 2004 rebellion, called the decision to eliminate Lavalas “an electoral coup d’etat.” He spoke in an interview late Wednesday with Radio Solidarité.

Lespwa officials did not answer phone calls seeking comment on Thursday.

The Lavalas party boycotted Senate run-off elections in June after the council disqualified its candidates on a technicality, and was barred from 2006 presidential elections. Lavalas executive council head Maryse Narcisse told The Associated Press on Thursday she did not understand why the party was rejected. “We did everything that we were supposed to do,” she said. “We were excluded without any reasons, and now we are waiting for an answer.”

The council approved 53 parties to run in the elections. The vote is now scheduled for Feb. 28, but might be postponed to coincide with presidential elections later in the year. Rejected parties can appeal.

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6 thoughts on “Haiti bans Fanmi Lavalas party from 2010 election

  1. Hello!Compatriots Salut, repons mouin mechan yo
    ap fe nou pi fo`pi djanm nap gen plis popilarite
    a trave`mond la, kom Titid te di madi yon jou nap
    gin pou’n fe`16 desanm 90 anko`.

    Gnou sel mouin feb, avek Titid mouin djanm, ansa
    nm ansanm Ayiti gin pou’l chanje lavalaseman!
    Lavalas 2…

  2. Alo:
    don’t worry;be happy?
    kite papa ingra’a naje ingratiti’l gnou(yon)jou pou
    chase gnou lot jou jibye’a?
    Chak jou ki pran nesans diferan de jou hye’a…
    Papa bab gin pou’l sezi le`pep lavalas la fwape pye e pye sa yo ap gin pou antere mechan ki pa
    vle nou eksprime nou avek biltin vote nou,sebon…
    Lavalas 2 !

  3. NATIONALISM and ISOLATIONISM. The U.S. Earthquake relieft funs have never arrived. If the U.S. won’t help us rebuild, then the U.S. and UN needs to keep its nose out of our business, the people are becoming unpatient and the freedom fights will organize and arm in defense of AYITI until it is free of American influence. L’UNION FAIT LA FORCE!!!

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