Jovenel Moïse Is Officially Confirmed as Haiti’s President

President-elect Jovenel Moïse

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti — Following the declaration by the Office of the National Electoral that “it has not detected any massive fraud but only irregularities that cannot affect the electoral process,” Jovenel Moïse has been confirmed as Haiti’s 58th president.

The top-four vote getters’ final results of the November 20 presidential election were published as follows:

• Jovenel Moïse, Parti Haïtien Tèt Kale (PHTK) – 590,927 votes (55.60%)

• Jude Célestin, Ligue Alternative pour le Progrès et l’Émancipation Haïtienne (LAPEH) – 207,988 votes (19.57%)

• Jean-Charles Moïse, Pitit Dessalines – 117,349 votes (11.04%)

• Maryse Narcisse, Fanmi Lavalas – 95,765 votes (9.01%)

President-elect Moïse addressed the nation Tuesday evening, Jan. 3, following the publication of the final results of the election:

“Tonight, we celebrate a beautiful page of history. You have chosen the path of progress, the path of democracy, political stability, the path of national production, the path of development. It means the path of a better life for each Haitian.

“I say thank you to all the people who voted Jovenel Moïse. I pledge to all of you, the commitment to work with all Haitians hand in hand to put the country on the road of order, discipline and progress. I thank everyone, the people who did not vote for me, the people who did not vote at all. … But all these people whether they voted or not, I think they believe in Haiti … and for change.

“I will work for all Haitians without distinction.”

Following the announcement of the final results, John Kirby, Assistant Secretary and U.S. Department of State spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs in Washington D.C., made the following statement:

“Today’s publication in Haiti of the final presidential results represents a positive step for the full restoration of that nation’s democratic institutions. We congratulate President-elect Jovenel Moïse on his first-round victory and look forward to working closely with him as we strengthen our longstanding partnership with Haiti. We urge all actors to accept the final results, refrain from violence and work together to build a stable and prosperous Haiti.”

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