Tuesday, December 7, 2010

lose-lose situation?

Provisional results are to be announced today. The city is relatively calm, as schools are closed and people are heading home early. Opinions differ about what may or may not happen: if Jude Celestin goes through, there will be trouble. If Jude Celestin doesn't go through, there may or may not be trouble.

But no matter what happens, Haiti doesn't win. No matter what happens, our future leader will have been elected through a highly tainted, highly controversial election. He/She will have lost a certain degree of credibility and trust, adding yet another item to the list of challenges that awaits him/her. And once again, Haiti will be an example of ways not to do things.

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