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Haitians get a vote, finally – The Korea Times


Four years into his tenure as Haiti’s president, Michel Martelly, unfortunately, has ceased to govern his poor country, and now instead rules it through executive order. He has tightened his grip on the reins of power in his still politically stunted nation. But the president himself remains in the grip of the kinds of corruption and self-serving cronyism that have long impeded Haiti’s progress toward sustainability.

This is not what Haiti’s citizens envisioned when they, reluctantly, elected president the man whom they thought would, post-earthquake, put them on a firmer, straighter path to a democratic future of prosperity and political stability. He has tried to fulfill some of those hopes, while failing miserably to secure others. The fault is not his alone, however, but he bears the overwhelming burden of responsibility. via The Korea Times

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