Con más de tres años de retraso se celebraron elecciones en Haití (Fotos)

Election officials prepare the ballots for voters in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on August 9, 2015, during the Legislatives Elections.After nearly four years of delays, Haiti staged legislative elections Sunday in a vote overshadowed by fears of violence and poor turnout. Polling stations opened at 6:00 am (1000 GMT) for the first time since President Michel Martelly came to power in May 2011. The poorest country in the Americas, Haiti suffers from a history of chronic instability and is still struggling to recover from the devastating 2010 earthquake. AFP PHOTO/HECTOR RETAMAL
Fotos: AFP

Los haitianos fueron convocados a las urnas para unas elecciones legislativas que se celebran con más de tres años de retraso. EFE.

En estos comicios los votantes elegirán a 119 diputados de entre 1.622 candidatos y a 20 senadores de un total de 232 aspirantes.

De los casi 200 partidos políticos haitianos, el CEP autorizó solo a 120 a participar.

Las elecciones presidenciales están programadas para el 25 de octubre próximo, cuando también se celebrarán la segunda vuelta de las legislativas.

Los colegios electorales estarán abiertos entre las 06:00 hora local (10:00 GMT) hasta las cuatro de la tarde (20:00 GMT).

Pocas horas antes de la apertura de las votaciones, dirigentes políticos denunciaron serios problemas técnicos y logísticos.

El sábado por la noche la mayoría de los dirigentes de los partidos políticos que participan en los comicios, aún no habían recibido las credenciales para sus representantes en los colegios electorales.

“Con solo horas restantes antes de las elecciones, aún no hemos recibido las credenciales y la elección no es posible sin nuestros representantes en las oficinas de votación”, dijo hoy a Efe André Michel, una figura destacada de la organización Plataforma Justicia.

Election officials prepare the ballots for voters in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on August 9, 2015, during the Legislatives Elections.After nearly four years of delays, Haiti staged legislative elections Sunday in a vote overshadowed by fears of violence and poor turnout. Polling stations opened at 6:00 am (1000 GMT) for the first time since President Michel Martelly came to power in May 2011. The poorest country in the Americas, Haiti suffers from a history of chronic instability and is still struggling to recover from the devastating 2010 earthquake. AFP PHOTO/HECTOR RETAMAL

Election officials prepare the ballots for voters in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on August 9, 2015, during the Legislatives Elections.After nearly four years of delays, Haiti staged legislative elections Sunday in a vote overshadowed by fears of violence and poor turnout. Polling stations opened at 6:00 am (1000 GMT) for the first time since President Michel Martelly came to power in May 2011. The poorest country in the Americas, Haiti suffers from a history of chronic instability and is still struggling to recover from the devastating 2010 earthquake. AFP PHOTO/HECTOR RETAMAL

Election officials prepare the ballots for voters in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on August 9, 2015, during the Legislatives Elections.After nearly four years of delays, Haiti staged legislative elections Sunday in a vote overshadowed by fears of violence and poor turnout. Polling stations opened at 6:00 am (1000 GMT) for the first time since President Michel Martelly came to power in May 2011. The poorest country in the Americas, Haiti suffers from a history of chronic instability and is still struggling to recover from the devastating 2010 earthquake. AFP PHOTO/HECTOR RETAMAL