Dialogues on Democracy: Elections in Haiti with Alessandra Rossi

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4 Aug 2017

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In this edition of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems' (IFES) "Dialogues on Democracy," Editorial and Communications Manager Adam Gallagher speaks with IFES Haiti Chief of Party Alessandra Rossi. Rossi is a seasoned elections professional, having previously worked for the United States Electoral Assistance Division in Libya and as a field electoral coordinator for the United Nations Mission for Stabilization in Haiti, among other assignments.

In recent years, IFES has worked in a challenging environment in Haiti, particularly in the wake of Hurricane Matthew in 2016. Despite these conditions, on January 3 of this year, Haiti’s electoral council published the results of the 2016 presidential election, after a two-year process that was delayed by the Hurricane and allegations of fraud. Along the way, IFES provided critical technical assistance.