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Stephen Lendman – Haiti’s Sham Elections: Solidifying Imperial Control

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Haiti’s Sham Elections: Solidifying Imperial Control

By Stephen Lendman

23 November, 2010
Countercurrents.org

On November 28, first round legislative and presidential elections will be held. As a previous article explained, democracy will be absent because the nation’s most popular party, Aristide’s Fanmi Lavalas, and 14 others are excluded, the system rigged to install Washington’s favorites.

In a September 8, Miami Herald op-ed, Ira Kurzban, an immigration and employment law expert as well as Aristide’s former legal counsel headlined, “Unfair and undemocratic,” saying:

“Imagine if (America’s) Federal Election Commission disqualified the Democratic and Republican parties from the 2012 presidential election and declared that only candidates of minor parties could run.”

“Yet (Haiti’s November 28 elections) are just that – unfair, unconstitutional and undemocratic.”

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