Monday, October 26, 2015
On October 25th Haitians across the country participated in the first round of presidential elections, casting their vote for one of over 50 candidates running for president and several candidates for local office.
According to news reports, there were some arrests made for disrupting the voting process, but overall it was relatively peaceful. Haitian's current president, President Michel Martelly, is unable to run for re-election this year, leaving the field open for a new leader. Election results are predicted in the next ten days to a month, and a run-off presidential election for the top candidates will likely take place on December 27th.
As Haitians exercise their important democratic right to vote, we ask for your prayers that this election season is one of peace and stability and hope for a bright future for Haiti.