Elections in Haiti have been consistently plagued by international intervention, violence, and low turnout. The reality is that as long as poverty and inequality remain as drastic as they are in Haiti, politics will continue to be a fight for economic gain. A poor voter has little incentive to vote based on ideology when a party can promise to give them a handout for their vote or for their participation in the sabotage of an opposing party. These tactics are how elections are won in Haiti. Additionally, the role of aid and Western powers further skews the power dynamics in a party's acquisition of political domination.

Elections and Intervention Timetable*

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1987

 

1988

 

1989

 

1990

 

1991

 

1992

 

1993

 

1994

 

1995

 

1996

 

1997

 

1998

 

1999

 

2000

 

2001

 

2002

 

2003

 

2004

 

2005

 

2006

 

2007

 

2008

 

2009

 

2010

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

 

2014

 

2015

 

2016

 

 

P R E S I D E N T

S E N A T E

P A R L I A M E N T

Voter Turnout

1 9 9 0

1 9 9 5

2 0 0 0

2 0 0 6

2 0 1 1

2 0 1 5

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