HAITI / ELECTION

21-Nov-2016 00:02:12
Sunday's election in Haiti was held "calmly and smoothly" according to election officials, with results expected to be issued in eight days. MINUSTAH / UNIFEED
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STORY: HAITI / ELECTION
TRT: 2:12
SOURCE: MINUSTAH / UNIFEED
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: CREOLE / NATS

DATELINE: 20 NOVEMBER 2016, PORT AU PRINCE/ HAITI
SHOTLIST
1. Wide shot, Place St. Pierre church and square
2. Wide shot, front of voting center Lycée National de Pétion-Ville
3. Med shot, observers entering voting center
4. Close up, signing control ballot
5. Med shot, voters looking for their names in the voting lists
6. Wide shot, multiple voting places in Lycée National de Pétion-Ville voting center
7. Pan right, voter Chery Mouliot looking for his name on the voting list
8. Wide shot, voter Chery Mouliot entering the voting place
9. Close up, voter Chery Mouliot registering
10. Med shot, voter Chery Mouliot receiving the ballots
11. Pan, voter Chery Mouliot casting his vote
12. SOUNDBITE (Creole) Chery Mouliot, voter:
“I would like that all the young people like me come to vote quietly without any violence. We are the ones who will push the country ahead. The country cannot go backwards any more. We must vote and go back home.”
13. Wide shot, Delams street with the banners of the candidates
14. Wide shot, voting center in the municipality of Delmas
15. Close up, voting center banner
16. Various shots, voting center
17. Med shot, voter Marline Jeudy casting vote
18. Close up, hand putting the ballot in the box
19. SOUNDBITE (Creole) Marline Jeudy, voter:
“I just voted to change Haiti because I have children and if I die my children could benefit of the government’s good actions.”
20.Wide shot, voting center in in the municipality of Delmas
27. Various shots, members of the voting center reading the ballots
28. Wide shot, CEP presser
29. SOUNDBITE (Creole) Leopold Berlanger, the president of the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP):
“The election day went on smoothly and calmly, in general without any kind of violence including in those departments of the country that were considered turbulent in past elections.”
30. Med shot, journalist typing on a lap top
STORYLINE
Sunday's election in Haiti was held "calmly and smoothly" according to election officials, with results expected to be issued in eight days.

At a press conference on Sunday, the president of the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) Leopold Berlanger noted the 20 November 2016 had been a very fruitful day.He said “in general, the election day went on smoothly and calmly without any kind of violence, including those departments of the country that were considered turbulent in past elections.”

Berlanger added that some irregularities were registered in some voting centers related to technical difficulties.

On 14 February 2016, the Haitian National Assembly elected Jocelerme Privert as the island nation's interim President, one week after former President Michel Martelly departed without a successor.

Privert served as interim president for 120 days, and an election had been scheduled for 24 April, following an agreement – known as the 5 February Agreement – between Haitian stakeholders to preserve institutional continuity and further the electoral process.

The Provisional Electoral Council further postponed the long-delayed elections in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, pending completion of an assessment of the impact on the electoral process. Prior to the disruption caused by the storm, which made landfall on 4 October, technical preparations had largely been on track for the holding of the polls.
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