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Haiti Democracy Project has U.S. Defense Dept Chief as an "election observer"
by Election Observer
Tuesday Feb 14th, 2006 1:15 PM
Haiti Democracy Project has a U.S. Defense Department Chief as "election observers"
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Port-au-Prince, Haiti- Two of the members of the Electoral Council have exposed tampering with the vote count. Pierre Richard Duchemin, representative of the Episcopal Conference of the Catholic Church on the electoral body, informed a Haitian radio station that "there has been an insane
manipulation of the data, there is no transparency."

Another of the electoral judges, Patrick Requière, publicly criticized Jacques Bernard, CEP general director, for not consulting with the other members of that agency or of disclosing where he was obtaining the results that he has announced to the press.

Meanwhile, the Haiti Democracy Project (a Haitian elite funded lobbyist group based out of Washington D.C.) on it's website continues to play down the importance of the vote manipulation while promoting a possible run off.
The runoff charge has been engineered by Washington's Haiti Democracy Project (http://www.haitipolicy.org)

Most importantly, the Haiti Democracy Project's "observation mission" included official US government observer, John Merrill, chief of Western Hemisphere programs for the Defense Department. Merrill's assesment of the situation in Haiti was echoed by the IRI/NED's main candidate, Charles Henri Baker.

Multiple backer's and officials involved in the ousting of the elected government in Feb. 200Port-au-Prince, Haiti- Two of the members of the Electoral Council have exposed tampering with the vote count. Pierre Richard Duchemin, representative of the Episcopal Conference of the Catholic Church on the electoral body, informed a Haitian radio station that "there has been an insane
Manipulation of the data, there is no transparency."

Another of the electoral judges, Patrick Requière, publicly criticized Jacques Bernard, CEP general director, for not consulting with the other members of that agency or of disclosing where he was obtaining the results that he has announced to the press.

Meanwhile, the Haiti Democracy Project (a Haitian elite funded lobbyist group based out of Washington D.C.) on it's website continues to play down the importance of the vote manipulation while promoting a possible run off.
The runoff charge has been engineered by Washington's Haiti Democracy Project (http://www.haitipolicy.org)

Most importantly, the Haiti Democracy Project's "observation mission" included official US government observer, John Merrill, chief of Western Hemisphere programs for the Defense Department. Merrill's assessment of the situation in Haiti was echoed by the IRI/NED's main candidate, Charles Henri Baker.

Multiple backer's and officials involved in the ousting of the elected government in Feb. 2004, both from the Haitian elite and the U.S. State Department, work as key members of the Haiti Democracy Project. Ironically, now they are "election observers".




§Old Friends: The U.S. State Department and the Haiti Democracy Project
by Election Observer Tuesday Feb 14th, 2006 1:15 PM
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