Tag: Organization of American States

Haiti: Defiant, President Preval Gets Theatrical

As Preval’s incumbency nears its inevitable end, his popularity ratings plunge further south and calls for his departure, a favorable tune among increasingly dissatisfied citizens, grow louder. The outright rejection of recent election results that erupted into violent protests compelled foreign observers to propose a recount, an attempt to salvage poorly orchestrated presidential and parliamentary elections and to arrive at some sensible compromise. Preval agreed to give unfettered access to the OEA and to accept their conclusions as a viable solution, yet after nearly a month since the OEA presented him the results, he has remained silent while his aids echoed his disappointment and possible rejection of the recommendations.