Haitian presidential candidate visits Montreal to present electoral platform

Haitian presidential candidate Mirlande Manigat was in Montreal last week for two days to present her electoral platform and thoughts on the nation’s current struggles to both media and members of the local Haitian community. At a press conference Friday, the 70-year-old candidate said she would like to amend the country’s constitution to allow dual citizenship and voting from abroad, according to a Gazette report. Other platform topics she discussed were speeding up the reconstruction process, improving education and bringing non-governmental organizations under increasing state control. Haiti’s presidential elections will be held March 20. Manigat’s adversary in the race is popular Haitian recording artist Michel Martelly.

 

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