Joyenel Moise polled 55.67%, well ahead of closest rival Jude Celestin’s 19.52%, to win Haiti’s most-recent presidential election, provisional Electoral Council Chief Uder Antoine has announced.
Jean-Charles Moise secured 11.04% of the vote, while Maryse Narcisse garnered 8.99%, he added.
The election was held on Nov. 20, more than a year after the results of the previous election were annulled following allegations of widespread fraud. That vote, in October 2015, also was won by Joyenel Moise, but opposition challenger Celestin called foul and, after violent unrest, the ballot was annulled.
“Resorting to acts of violence can only spoil the fruits of the beautiful day we had on Nov. 20,” he said.
Privert was appointed by Parliament in February after the incumbent president, Michel Martelly, stepped down at the end of his term. Joyenel Moise was Martelly’s chosen successor.