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#4123: Blanchet responds to Amy Wilentz
From: Max Blanchet <MaxBlanchet@worldnet.att.net>
"then there will be no runoff election and a period of
calm should continue until the presidential election.
President Preval will be able to start in on the Lavalas
agenda as soon as the new legislature is seated"
Although I generally agree with Amy's analysis - both its
tone and substance - I think she has gone on a limb with
that sentence. Even if one overlooks the OAS/EOM's
challenge - a most serious issue in my opinion - according
to the results issued by the CEP, Lavalas won 28 seats in
the lower house and is leading in 25 other races. This leaves
30 other races (83 - 28 - 25) in which presumably some other
party is leading.
And of course the elections have yet to take place in the
Very definitely, a second round is an absolute necessity!
Let us hope the parties will overcome their differences and
wrap up the process in a manner commensurate with the
disciplined and dignified performance of the Haitian electorate.