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Elections in Haiti bring hope for Haitians in Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo.- Haitian immigrants living in the Dominican Republic, a large number illegal, are torn between skepticism and hope that their country’s economic, social and political situation will improve after next Sunday’s election.

Adding to Haiti’s woes were the fatalities and economic devastation from Hurricane Matthew, which forced a fourth postponement the balloting slated for October 9.

More than six million Haitians are eligible to vote for one of 27 presidential candidates, more than a year after the results of a poll were annulled on alleged irregularities.

Around 700,000 Haitians call the Dominican Republic home, according to the 2010 Survey by the National Statistics Office (ONE), but many, especially those without documents, are afraid to talk to the press.

Source: DT

Nov 18, 2016

Category: DR News |

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