Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Initial Results

Mirlande Manigat: 31.37%
Jude Celestin 22.48%
Michel Martelly 21.89%

This means that Manigat and Celestin will be in a run-off election. People should be taking to the streets to protest these results! But, unfortunately, the situation is already degenerating.

Ben came home and is worried, which makes me worried. He says people started building roadblocks with dumpsters, tires, broken down cars in the streets just a few minutes after the results were announced.  The streets of Petionville are full of protestors shouting: "We voted Martelly!" I've been hearing gunshots ever since the announcement. 

We've turned out our lights and had to shut the windows to keep out teargas and the smell of burning tires. 

God, have mercy.

9 comments:

Rebecca said...

While I can't help but be thankful for your news right now - you are a bit too close for comfort. Thankful your lakou is tucked in a little - but still praying for safety and wisdom over the days ahead...

joelandrachelhoffman said...

We'll definitely be praying for you guys and the rest of the team.

-Joel

Listing Straight said...

Keeping Haiti in my prayers, keeping you in my prayers...

nerkert said...

This sounds really scary. We're praying for you and for Haiti. Please stay home. Ben, it's hard to imagin you doing so, but if you go out, please be careful and think about Lexi and your family before you do anything too risky. We love you both.

Rhonda said...

You two, the rest of the MCC team, and all of Haiti are in our thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

Praying, praying, praying! I'm scared for you both and for all of Haiti. Love, MED

Joanne said...

praying...

Jennie said...

Thinking of you and everyone in Haiti, and endlessly hoping for peace. Adam and I read everything you post and are so grateful for your first-hand account of what is happening there, even when, like now, the news makes my heart hurt. I love you! - Jennie

Sharon said...

We love you! Please don't die.

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