Frauds in the Election Process
As we stated in our Political Bulletin issued during the electoral campaign (in Creole), the elections, when they are organized by the bourgeoisie and the imperialists - especially in the situation of OCCUPATION we are living -, are always destined TO FURTHER THESE GROUPS’ OWN INTERESTS. The elections may stay stuck in their throats on the way, but in situations such as the present one, it is THEIR APPARATUS that controls the question alone. Indeed, despite the tremendous popular mobilization on election day, despite the constant taking to the streets after to ensure the people’s vote was respected, the bourgeois apparatus continues to interfere, trying to block, steal, cheat. Frauds from the very first day of the election, delaying the process several hours; impediments, hindering the voters from expressing their choice of the “Lespwa” (“Hope”) platform candidate; cheating with maneuvers of manipulation and falsification of the results.
Just as bad is the fact that certain opportunistic politicians, corrupt candidates (the old “big-eaters” - ‘granmanjè’ - who’ve decided to come back to steal at the head of the State), some bourgeois representatives of the very Lespwa Platform, are calling the people to calm down, go home, trust the bourgeois electoral apparatus to do things correctly. Lies! If it hadn’t been for the people’s major and constant mobilization since the very day following the elections - and that must continue to go on! - the big fraud they intend to pull off would certainly already have happened. Pressure is even being put Préval himself to accept to a second round, which would legitimate the fraud going on.
A SECOND ROUND IS OUT OF THE QUESTION! For two reasons. The first being that the popular vote’s candidate has already CLEARLY won. So this is reason enough. Period! The second being that if this is accepted, if this first fraud is undergone, the second will be easier yet and we’ll be surprised to hear that in the second round - this candidate lost again. They have all sorts of advanced techniques to fraud again - and better! Especially when such a flagrant antecedent as that currently taking place will have been accepted.
The moment is crucial, brutal and, as we already said in our Political Bulletin, decisive. It is by no coincidence that the imperialists recently sent 800 soldiers to the neighboring Dominican Republic, adding them to the present 14,000 (fourteen thousand!!!) soldiers already stationed in the province of Barahona, close to the border. It’s the definitive invasion that is being planned, it’s the tutorship so talked about that’s in execution. WE HAVE TO PREPARE TO FACE IT! The UN militaries are revealing their true face, with the past killings in Cité Soleil, Pelé, Solino… Today, once again, they killed a young man who was demonstrating in Tabarre and wounded several others. This is the situation of OCCUPATION that is revealing itself clearly.
The candidate Manigat, second according the figures given by the Electoral Junta, has stated that he is already prepared for the second round. This means that he accepts the fraud. As the accomplished opportunist he is, he’s already prepared to steal the victory from the popular mobilization and, with this anticipation, at the same time, block it.
All of these, bourgeois of all sort and old-time opportunistic politicians, are shedding their “democratic” masks. They’re doing all they can to polarize the situation further yet. We say, ourselves: THE POLARIZATION THEY’RE SEEKING, THEY’LL FIND IT!
DOWN WITH THE FASCIST POLE!
DOWN WITH THE FRAUDS THEY’RE PLOTTING!
DOWN WITH THE CANDIDATES OPPORTUNISTICALLY TRYING TO TAKE A FREE RIDE ON THE POPULAR MOBILIZATION!
FORWARD THE WORKERS’ STRUGGLE! FORWARD THE POPULAR MASSES’ STRUGGLE!
LET’S PREPARE TO ADVANCE IN THE STRUGGLE FIRMLY!