†PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) ó Interim President Jocelerme Privert has called on Haitians to a accept the outcome of Sundayís vote for a new head of state, saying it is important for the French-speaking Caribbean Community (Caricom) country to emerge from the political instability over the years.
At least six million Haitians were eligible to vote for one of 27 presidential candidates, as well as for members of both houses of Parliament in elections that had been repeatedly delayed for various reasons.
The presidential candidates included: Jovenel Moise, a plantation owner, chosen by the ruling PHTK (ďthe Bald Heads Party) and Jude Celestin of the LAPEH Party of former President Michel Martelly.
Celestin had placed second in the 2015 ballot that subsequently was cancelled. The other candidates include Maryse Narcisse, who was a spokeswoman for former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide, who had endorsed Narcisse and encouraged his supporters to take to the streets in protest if her candidacy failed.