Haiti’s Much Improved Second Round of Elections

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4 Apr 2011

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On March 20, Haiti held the second round of presidential and legislative elections following the close and controversial first-round presidential vote in November. As part of its technical assistance to the CEP, and in close cooperation with other partners, IFES organized a public information campaign, called “Where to Vote”, which reminded voters to check their registration information, confirm the location of their polling station and cast their ballots on Election Day. Sophie Lagueny, IFES chief of party in Haiti, talks to us from Port-au-Prince about the runoff, the improvements that were seen between the first and second rounds of these elections, and the success of the “Where to Vote” campaign.