Haiti election official leaves country

Okay, just when I thought things could not get much worse regarding the recent elections in Haiti, this odd little side-note was in the news today: Jacques Bernard, the newly-appointed head of Haiti’s electoral council, has apparently fled the country. Here is summary from the Washington Post: “The head of Haiti’s electoral council fled the country after opponents threatened his life and burned down his farmhouse nearly two weeks after disputed elections, an official said Monday.”

One wonders what will happen next, as they are still in the midst of tabulating votes from the last election, and there is supposed to be a runoff election in about a month.