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by Charles Arthur
Wed Oct 04, 2006 10:12 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: Iraq War claims Caribbean lives
Replies: 7
Views: 6190

(Haitian-American) Soldier from Brooklyn killed in Iraq

Soldier from Brooklyn killed in Iraq Eyewitness News (Brooklyn - WABC, October 4, 2006) - A 26-year-old Army sergeant from Brooklyn is among the latest casualties of the war in Iraq. The U.S. Defense Department says 26-year-old Mario Nelson died Sunday in an explosion in Hit, Iraq. Nelson was born i...
by Charles Arthur
Thu Sep 14, 2006 2:11 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: Libel against forum members in Counterpunch?
Replies: 18
Views: 13462

Charles Arthur responds to Sprague and Emesberger's lies

The piece entitled "Death Threats Against Lancet's Haiti Human Rights Investigator" by Jeb Sprague and Joe Emesberger published by the US-based Internet newsletter Counterpunch, on 11 September, 2006, contains a number of statements about things I am alleged to have said and done that are absolutely...
by Charles Arthur
Tue Sep 12, 2006 9:45 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: Libel against forum members in Counterpunch?
Replies: 18
Views: 13462

Yves André Wainwright linked with Ann Pale stalwart?

At the moment I am still considering my options in response to the 'article' posted on Counterpunch. Just time to remark on the authors' great research in unveiling the Haiti Support Group's link to the positions taken by Camille Chalmers and [quote]another PAPDA official, Yves Andres(sic) Wainwrigh...
by Charles Arthur
Mon Sep 11, 2006 3:35 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: Questions for Charles Arthur
Replies: 1
Views: 3277

Replies from Charles Arthur

Mr. Joe You asked: [quote]Do you dispute that most murders and rapes under the interim regime were carried out by Lavalas opponents? [/quote] I don't know the political affiliations or links of the perpetrators of the murders and rapes during the period of the interim government. From what I heard, ...
by Charles Arthur
Fri Sep 08, 2006 9:47 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: The Lancet 'survey': full disclosure needed
Replies: 9
Views: 5719

M'pa Ayisyen. M'se Angle!

The Guardian wrote: [quote]Charles Arthur, an author and Haitian solidarity activist in Europe[/quote] The Guardian's Duncan Campbell kindly read me the text he was proposing to submit over the phone. I responded by saying it was more or less OK but for a few changes. One of those changes that I ask...
by Charles Arthur
Thu Sep 07, 2006 8:51 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: The Lancet 'survey': full disclosure needed
Replies: 9
Views: 5719

Writer critical of Canadian peacekeepers worked at orphanage

Author of Lancet article on Haiti investigated Writer critical of Canadian peacekeepers worked at orphanage founded by Aristide MARINA JIMÉNEZ The Globe and Mail, 7 September 2006 The Lancet, a prestigious British medical journal, is investigating complaints about a potential conflict of interest in...
by Charles Arthur
Mon Sep 04, 2006 8:39 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: The Lancet 'survey': full disclosure needed
Replies: 9
Views: 5719

The Lancet 'survey': full disclosure needed

Re: 'Human rights abuse and other criminal violations in Port-au-Prince, Haiti: a random survey of households' by Athena R Kolbe, Royce A Hutson, published in the current issue of The Lancet, Volume 368, Number 9538, 02 September 2006. Although perhaps closer examination will reveal exagerrated extr...
by Charles Arthur
Fri Sep 01, 2006 7:18 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: Commission of Women Victims for Victims Declaration
Replies: 3
Views: 3415

Rape victims march in Port-au-Prince

For Immediate Release September 1, 2006 CONTACT: Anne Sosin, Vizyon Dwa Ayisyen, 509-445-2868, asosin@gmail.com or Eramithe Delva, Commission of Women Victims for Victims, 509-779-9155, kofaviv@gmail.com Haitian Rape Victims Risk Their Lives to Demand Their Rights Port-au-Prince, Haiti, September 1,...
by Charles Arthur
Fri Sep 01, 2006 7:16 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: Commission of Women Victims for Victims Declaration
Replies: 3
Views: 3415

Commission of Women Victims for Victims Declaration

DECLARATION Commission of Women Victims for Victims (KOFAVIV) Port-au-Prince, Haiti September 1, 2006 The Commission of Women Victims for Victims is a group of Haitian survivors of rape from the 1991-94 military coup d'état. We fought unsuccessfully for justice and reparations for years. When, in 20...
by Charles Arthur
Wed Aug 16, 2006 1:52 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: Deportees from the US - thowing fuel on the fire
Replies: 6
Views: 3736

"..déportés seraient impliqués dans les actes de banditisme"

Mercredi, 16 août 2006 Metropole Le gouvernement décide d'incarcérer les haitiens déportés Le Ministère de l'intérieur a adopté de nouvelles mesures en vue de mieux gérer le dossier des haitiens déportés par des pays de la région, a annoncé le directeur général dudit ministère, Lubrème Bien-aimé. "C...
by Charles Arthur
Mon Aug 14, 2006 3:14 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: Deportees from the US - thowing fuel on the fire
Replies: 6
Views: 3736

Deportees from the US - thowing fuel on the fire

Latortue's reign was pretty much a disaster all round but I'll say one thing for him - he did at least raise the issue of 'criminal deportees from the United States' and made clear his contention that the US policy was a significant factor in the increasing crime rate in Port-au-Prince. How come the...
by Charles Arthur
Fri Jul 14, 2006 10:16 am
Forum: HT/RD issues
Topic: Dominican Company to Leave Haiti
Replies: 1
Views: 2376

Grupo M denies plans to close CODEVI FZ

The July 13 Dominican newspaper El Diario Libre included the following article in which Grupo M denies rumours of a closure of Codevi due to security concerns. SANTO DOMINGO.- El Grupo M negó este jueves que la factoría de su propiedad, que fabrica los pantalones Levi's en una zona franca haitiana, ...
by Charles Arthur
Mon Jun 26, 2006 9:07 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: Inquiétudes et position de la PAPDA
Replies: 1
Views: 2290

The PAPDA's concerns following the 23 May donors' meeting

'Ideas and Action - Projecting the voices of Haiti's progressive civil society organisations' Volume 1, Number 8, 22nd June 2006 The PAPDA's concerns following the 23 May donors' meeting in Brasilia Let's break with the ICF and the logic of the interim government (of the occupation) in order to find...
by Charles Arthur
Fri Jun 16, 2006 3:09 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: Inquiétudes et position de la PAPDA
Replies: 1
Views: 2290

Inquiétudes et position de la PAPDA

Inquiétudes et position de la PAPDA suite à la réunion du 23 mai à Brasilia Rompre avec le CCI et la logique de l'intérimaire (ou de l'occupation) pour instaurer une perspective de construction nationale souveraine sur le long-terme 6 juin 2006 La Plateforme haitienne de Plaidoyer pour un Développem...
by Charles Arthur
Tue Jun 13, 2006 7:38 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: Haiti’s membership of CARICOM
Replies: 2
Views: 2668

Haiti's membership of CARICOM

Call to: Heads of CARICOM states, CARICOM secretariat, Caribbean civil society Re: Haiti's membership of CARICOM From: Haiti Advocacy Platform Ireland / UK (Haiti Support Group, Christian Aid, Oxfam GB, Cafod, Tearfund, Concern Worldwide, Sciaf, Trocaire) Date: 13th June 2006 We welcome the granting...
by Charles Arthur
Wed May 24, 2006 1:58 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: COMMUNIQUÉ - Les organisations de la Société Civile
Replies: 22
Views: 12249

PS What are the real motives?

Is human rights dead? Is justice a joke? Maybe the George W Bush administration can tell us? Will we all end up in Guantanamo? Will anyone know we are there?
by Charles Arthur
Wed May 24, 2006 1:54 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: COMMUNIQUÉ - Les organisations de la Société Civile
Replies: 22
Views: 12249

Human rights and justice. One for all, and all for one.

[quote]Is this a sign that impunity and corruption will continue to prevail in the country, hidden under the guise of justice? [/quote] Exactly. Is this a sign, and are other cases a sign? Is this case more of a sign than other cases? Which sign is good and which sign is bad?....Are we reducing the ...
by Charles Arthur
Wed May 24, 2006 1:21 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: COMMUNIQUÉ - Les organisations de la Société Civile
Replies: 22
Views: 12249

A response

[quote]Les organisations de la Société Civile signataires, demandent que des explications claires soient fournies pour expliquer les raisons qui auraient amené à l'incarcération du Directeur Général de l'UCREF. Elles exigent que M. Jean-Yves NOEL soit immédiatement libéré avec toutes les excuses qui...
by Charles Arthur
Wed May 24, 2006 2:24 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: Haiti/Vienna: A tale of two summits
Replies: 5
Views: 3783

Atelier de réflexions sur la Coopération entre la République

Enlazando Alternativas 2 Atelier de réflexions sur la Coopération entre la République d'Haiti et l'Union Européenne, 4 mai 2006 Posté le 22 mai 2006 par Ricot Jean Pierre - www.papda.org Du 9 au 15 mai 2006 aura lieu, à Vienne (Autriche), le IV Sommet des Chefs d'Etat et de Gouvernement de l'Amériqu...
by Charles Arthur
Wed May 24, 2006 2:21 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: Haiti/Vienna: A tale of two summits
Replies: 5
Views: 3783

El camino da reconstrucción

[ADITAL] Agencia de Información Fray Tito para América Latina www.adital.com.br 17.05.06 - HAITÍ El camino da reconstrucción Ermanno Allegri * Adital - El activista social haitiano Camille Chalmers, entrevistado por Adital en el encuentro social Enlazando Alternativas 2 (EA2), en pocas palabras, ofr...
by Charles Arthur
Fri May 19, 2006 8:41 am
Forum: About Films
Topic: Failing Haiti, a documentary on Haiti
Replies: 1
Views: 3288

Haiti documentary gets mixed reviews at London screening

18 May 2006, Charles Arthur (Haiti Support Group) --There was a mixed reaction from the audience at a special screening of a new documentary film about Haiti at Brixton's Ritzy Cinema last week. "Failing Haiti", a 60-minute documentary released in November 2005, seeks to examine why international ef...
by Charles Arthur
Wed May 17, 2006 11:03 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: Kòdinasyon Nasyonal Revandikasyon Peyizan Ayisyen
Replies: 6
Views: 4206

Pètet ou kapab kontakte KONAREPA direkt

[quote]Lè nou gade lis revandikasyon yo, nou wè yo bèl anpil , sepandan, nou ta renmen mande egzakteman sa kèk nan yo yo vle di konkrètman sètadi, ki fason oganizasyon an wè yo realizab .
[/quote]

Chè Frantz,
Pètet ou kapab kontakte KONAREPA avek kestyon ou?:
Konarepa2006ayiti@yahoo.fr
by Charles Arthur
Wed May 17, 2006 6:28 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: Letter to Wyclef Jean about workers' rights and Mr Jaar
Replies: 1
Views: 2735

Protest letter to Raymond Jaar

Mr. Raymond Jaar CEO Brasserie de La Couronne S.A. Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Haiti P.O. Box 1477, Port-au-Prince, Haiti raymondjaar@bracour.com Dear Mr. Jaar, We have been informed of your company's serious abuses of workers' rights at the brewery in Cap-Haitien, and are particularly concerned t...
by Charles Arthur
Wed May 17, 2006 6:23 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: Letter to Wyclef Jean about workers' rights and Mr Jaar
Replies: 1
Views: 2735

Letter to Wyclef Jean about workers' rights and Mr Jaar

Dear Wyclef Jean, First of all - on behalf of the British solidarity organisation, the Haiti Support Group - let me congratulate you on the excellent work that Yéle Haiti is carrying out in Haiti. We are particularly pleased that you are working with and supporting Athletique d'Haiti, which is a tre...
by Charles Arthur
Tue May 16, 2006 9:33 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: Haiti/Vienna: A tale of two summits
Replies: 5
Views: 3783

Union européenne/Caraibes: Des militants haitiens au sommet

P-au-P., 16 mai. 06 [AlterPresse] --- De sérieuses réserves ont été émises lors du quatrième sommet Union européenne - Amérique latine & Caraibes qui s'est tenu la semaine dernière (11-13 mai) à Vienne, en Autriche. La rencontre, à laquelle assistait une soixante de représentants gouvernementaux, vi...
by Charles Arthur
Mon May 15, 2006 11:53 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: Like chalk and cheese
Replies: 0
Views: 2131

Like chalk and cheese

'Ideas and Action - Projecting the voices of Haiti's progressive civil society organisations', #5, 15th May 2006 __________ Kolektif Mobilizasyon Kont Lavichè - The Collective to Mobilise against the High Cost of Living: Press release on neo-liberal policies and the people's demands Port-au-Prince -...
by Charles Arthur
Fri May 12, 2006 5:13 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: Haiti/Vienna: A tale of two summits
Replies: 5
Views: 3783

Haiti/Vienna: A tale of two summits

Haiti: A tale of two summits By Charles Arthur (Vienna, 12 May 2006) Two parallel summits on European-Latin American/Caribbean relations are taking place in the Austrian capital, Vienna, this week. Around sixty heads of state from both regions are attending the 4th European Union-Latin America Summi...
by Charles Arthur
Tue May 09, 2006 9:53 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: Kòdinasyon Nasyonal Revandikasyon Peyizan Ayisyen
Replies: 6
Views: 4206

New peasant network launched

'Ideas and Action - Projecting the voices of Haiti's progressive civil society organisations', #4, 9th May 2006 __________ New peasant network launched Press release - 4th May, 2006 KODINASYON NASYONAL REVANDIKASYON PEYIZAN AYISYEN (KONAREPA) (National Coordination of Haitian Peasants' Demands) Ri L...
by Charles Arthur
Mon May 08, 2006 2:25 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: Kòdinasyon Nasyonal Revandikasyon Peyizan Ayisyen
Replies: 6
Views: 4206

Kòdinasyon Nasyonal Revandikasyon Peyizan Ayisyen

KODINASYON NASYONAL REVANDIKASYON PEYIZAN AYISYEN KONAREPA Ri Lig Feminn # 2, Pòtoprens, Ayiti, tel : 245.19.78 / 446.87.30 E.mail : Konarepa2006ayiti@yahoo.fr Konarepa2006@yahoo.fr KONFERANS POU LAPRES 4 me 2006 POU LANSE KONAREPA PIBLIKMAN EPI PREZANTE KEK GWO REVANDIKASYON BAY POUVWA KI PRAL TABL...
by Charles Arthur
Fri May 05, 2006 1:26 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: SOS Journalistes: New press freedom organisation in action
Replies: 1
Views: 2418

Open letter to President-elect Préval from the Collective to

'Ideas and Action - Projecting the voices of Haiti's progressive civil society organisations', #2, 4th May 2006 __________ Open letter to the President-elect, René Préval, from the coordination of the Collective to Mobilise against the High Cost of Living (Kolektif Mobilizasyon Kont Lavichè) - 26 Ap...
by Charles Arthur
Fri May 05, 2006 1:25 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: SOS Journalistes: New press freedom organisation in action
Replies: 1
Views: 2418

SOS Journalistes: New press freedom organisation in action

'Ideas and Action - Projecting the voices of Haiti's progressive civil society organisations', #3, 5th May 2006 __________ SOS Journalistes: New press freedom organisation in action The newly-founded press freedom organisation, SOS Journalistes, took successful action in late March in defence of Jea...
by Charles Arthur
Wed Apr 26, 2006 5:46 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: Time to Support Haiti
Replies: 69
Views: 51004

Glasshouses and stones...

[quote]...the machete attack that same year by government partisans against a group of farm workers agitating for better conditions at a factory in the town of Guacimal. [/quote] Guacimal is not a town, it is a rural area - the Third Communal Section of Bouyaha, in the Commune of St-Raphaël, to be p...
by Charles Arthur
Tue Apr 25, 2006 7:13 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: COMITE PILOTAGE DIALOGUE NATIONAL
Replies: 2
Views: 2367

Background on 'National Dialogue' from a HSG internal report

From a Haiti Support Group internal report drafted in June 2005 Chapter Six - National dialogue Background: For some years now a number of the established ‘professional' politicians have been talking about the need for a national dialogue in order to achieve some reconciliation between enemies, and ...
by Charles Arthur
Tue Mar 28, 2006 3:40 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: the eradication of the Creole Pig : who's to blame?
Replies: 2
Views: 2977

Review of 'A Pig's Tale'

This Little Piggy Went to Heaven by Desmond Christy The Guardian - London, October 24 1997 In 'A Pig's Tale' (Channel 4) an old Haitian woman was asked how she was. She replied: "I'm struggling on as best I can since I no longer have my mother's breast to suckle". Life in Haiti has never been easy, ...
by Charles Arthur
Wed Mar 22, 2006 9:21 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: Violations of the human rights of Haitians in the DR
Replies: 0
Views: 1766

Violations of the human rights of Haitians in the DR

Violations of the human rights of Haitians living and working in the Dominican Republic Action alert on the occasion of President Fernandez's official visit to the UK _________________________________________ H.E. Mr Anibal de Castro, Embassy of the Dominican Republic, 139 Inverness Terrace, Bayswat...
by Charles Arthur
Fri Mar 10, 2006 8:24 am
Forum: About Films
Topic: On the Verge of a Fever
Replies: 0
Views: 2646

On the Verge of a Fever

ON THE VERGE OF A FEVER ('Le goût des jeunes filles') Starring: Lansana Kourouma, Uly Darly, Koumba Ball, Néhémie Dumay, Maita Lavoie, Daphnée Desravines, Mireille Métellus, Daniela Akerblom Dir: John L'Ecuyer Scriptwriter: Dany Laferrière, based on his novel, 'Le goût des jeunes filles'. Dur: 88 mi...
by Charles Arthur
Fri Mar 10, 2006 8:07 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: Information on Preval's economic development plans
Replies: 1
Views: 2391

Information on Preval's economic development plans

1) Haiti seeks help from Brazil 9 March, 2006, LEOGANE, Haiti (AP) - President-elect Rene Preval says he will ask Brazil to help Haiti develop its stagnant agriculture industry during an upcoming trip to South America. Preval is scheduled to visit Brazil on Thursday to meet with President Luiz Inaci...
by Charles Arthur
Fri Mar 03, 2006 1:55 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: Senate election results
Replies: 2
Views: 2105

Senate election results

Charles Arthur writes: Not one candidate achieved 50%+1 according to the method used by the CEP. Therefore, there will be a second round run-off election for the three Senate seats for each of the ten departments between the six candidates with the most votes in the first round. Here are the results...
by Charles Arthur
Fri Feb 24, 2006 1:20 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: Who Benefits from Aristide's Return to Haiti?
Replies: 11
Views: 6766

Compare and contrast

Which one of these two Haitian presidents appears to care more about the people of his country? 1) "The Haitian people voted for my return" Transcript of Jean-Bertrand Aristide interview broadcast by the BBC, 23 February 2006 "The Haitian people, voting for my return through the elections, are expre...
by Charles Arthur
Fri Feb 24, 2006 12:38 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: Who Benefits from Aristide's Return to Haiti?
Replies: 11
Views: 6766

Top election official backs original count

Top election official backs original count 23 février 2006 Miami Herald PABLO BACHELET The leader of Haiti's electoral council surfaced in Washington and said the president-elect and others manipulated ballot counting changes. WASHINGTON - A Haitian electoral official who fled abroad amid death thre...
by Charles Arthur
Fri Feb 24, 2006 3:29 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: Who Benefits from Aristide's Return to Haiti?
Replies: 11
Views: 6766

Aristide - why won't he shut up?

I would add that Aristide's headlong rush back into the international media spotlight also means that the legislative elections are being completely ignored, making the chances of vote-rigging and fraud in order to stop Lespwa candidates winning, all the easier...(see below). But the short term plan...
by Charles Arthur
Fri Feb 24, 2006 3:10 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: Who Benefits from Aristide's Return to Haiti?
Replies: 11
Views: 6766

Who Benefits from Aristide's Return to Haiti?

Who Benefits from Aristide's Return to Haiti? Friday 24 February 2006 By Daniel Simidor Submitted to AlterPresse on February 23, 2006 Aristide's decision to return to play the Nelson Mandela of Haitian politics, even before Preval's inauguration, is very destabilizing. Even in a country with such st...
by Charles Arthur
Tue Feb 21, 2006 11:23 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: Presidential results: strange discrepancies
Replies: 2
Views: 2493

Guy Philippe hails from Pestel

I am informed that Guy Philippe hails from Pestel, and that this would explain his strong showing there and weak showing elsewhere.

Any other explanations?
by Charles Arthur
Tue Feb 21, 2006 7:05 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: Some background on LESPWA
Replies: 0
Views: 1632

Some background on LESPWA

Some background on LESPWA, 18 February 2006 by Charles Arthur for the Haiti Support Group René Préval was elected president as the candidate of the new LESPWA coalition. LESPWA has 19 candidates contesting the 30 Senate seats, and 58 candidates contesting the 99 seats in the House of Deputies. Altho...
by Charles Arthur
Tue Feb 21, 2006 6:52 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: The resilience of Haiti's workers, peasants and urban poor
Replies: 0
Views: 1542

The resilience of Haiti's workers, peasants and urban poor

Socialist Worker weekly, 25 February 2006 - Andy Taylor The announcement late last week that blank ballots cast in Haiti's presidential election were to be discounted, effectively acknowledging René Préval's victory without recourse to a run-off, sparked massive celebrations in the poorest districts...
by Charles Arthur
Tue Feb 21, 2006 4:27 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: Presidential results: strange discrepancies
Replies: 2
Views: 2493

Presidential results: strange discrepancies

Charles Arthur writes: Who can explain the presidential election results when just a brief look at the results published by the CEP turns up the following strange discepancies? In the Grand Anse: In the commune of Pestel Guy Philippe 71% Preval 13% In the neighbouring commune of Roseaux Preval 56% P...
by Charles Arthur
Tue Feb 21, 2006 4:12 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: Unofficial and partial estimates of early Senate results
Replies: 0
Views: 1698

Unofficial and partial estimates of early Senate results

Charles Arthur of the Haiti Support Group www.haitisupport.gn.apc.org writes: Unofficial Senate election results - please note it is difficult to vouch for the accuracy of these partial results because no one seems to be clear about how many percent of what totals are needed to be elected in the fir...
by Charles Arthur
Thu Feb 16, 2006 5:48 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: Preval is President, but what about the allegations of fraud
Replies: 0
Views: 1570

Preval is President, but what about the allegations of fraud

16 February 2006 Open letter to Juan Gabriel Valdes, United Nations special envoy to Haiti. Dear Mr Valdes, The British solidarity organisation, the Haiti Support Group, notes the decision taken by the Haitian authorities to override the electoral law and to no longer include blank votes in the vali...
by Charles Arthur
Thu Feb 09, 2006 11:37 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: Where are the results?
Replies: 20
Views: 10126

Election news

9 fevrier - Signal FM Un centre de vote de 12 bureaux a été incendié dans la nuit de mardi à mercredi à Bourdon, localité de la commune de Chambellan. Le représentant d'un parti politique impliqué dans le processus électoral serait responsable de cet incendie, A Verrettes, 12 personnes dont deux can...
by Charles Arthur
Thu Feb 09, 2006 11:29 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: Where are the results?
Replies: 20
Views: 10126

The number of Lespwa legislative candidates

Lespwa put up 19 candidates for the 30 Senate seats, and 58 candidates for the 99 Deputy seats. Looks to me like they all might go to a second round, but if anyone can explain the Senate process, please do so. I have just read the electoral law. It says that a Senate candidate must poll an absolute ...