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The elections were overseen by the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP), and were held using the two-round system, with a second round scheduled for 29 January 2017 if no candidate received an absolute majority of the votes in the first round (50% plus one vote). However, on 27 November election officials announced that, according to preliminary results, Jovenel Moïse had won the election in the first round with more than 50% of the vote. Voter turnout was reportedly 18.11%.
Jovenel Moïse assumed office on 7 February 2017.
As a result of the massive protests after the 2015 election, the runoff originally scheduled to be held on 27 December 2015 was postponed several times, with the last one scheduled to be held in October 2016. However, the Conseil Electoral Provisoire (CEP) announced on 5 April 2016 that fresh elections would be held on 9 October with a possible runoff on 8 January 2017. The first round planned for 9 October was subsequently postponed due to the passage of Hurricane Matthew.
A total of 27 candidates ran for president, but only six actively campaigned and were seen as serious contenders: Edmonde Supplice Beauzile (Fusion Social Democrats), Jean-Henry Céant (Renme Ayiti, "Love Haiti"), Jude Célestin (LAPEH/Peace), Jean-Charles Moïse (Pitit Dessalines), Jovenel Moïse (Parti Haïtien Tèt Kale), and Maryse Narcisse (Fanmi Lavalas). Each of the six, except for Beauzile, "have had strong ties to one or more of the former elected presidents: Michel Martelly, René Préval and Jean-Bertrand Aristide."
|BRIDES||13–16 November 2016||54.5%||20.7%||11.6%||6.7%||1.0%||0.7%|
|BRIDES||28 September–1 October 2016||54%||23.3%||12.0%||7.0%||0.7%||0.6%|
|BRIDES||8–15 August 2016||41%||25.2%||12.5%||7.6%||1.8%||0.6%|
Supporters of Maryse Narcisse claimed early reports indicated a close race between her and Jovenel Moïse. While counting was still ongoing, both Moïse's Haitian Tèt Kale Party (PHTK) party and Narcisse's Fanmi Lavalas party claimed victory, although official results were not yet issued and the CEP's cautioned against making such claims.
Jovenel Moïse won more than double the votes of any other candidate and more than half of all votes, avoiding the need for a second round.
|Jovenel Moïse||Haitian Tèt Kale Party||590,927||55.60|
|Jude Célestin||Alternative League for Haitian Progress and Emancipation||207,988||19.57|
|Jean-Charles Moïse||Platfom Pitit Desalin||117,349||11.04|
|Maryse Narcisse||Fanmi Lavalas||95,765||9.01|
|Jean-Henry Céant||Renmen Ayiti||8,014||0.75|
|Edmonde Suppice Beauzile||Fusion of Haitian Social Democrats||6,770||0.64|
|Amos André||Front Uni pour la Renaissance d’Haïti||2,270||0.21|
|Jean Hervé Charles||Parti pour l’Evolution Nationale Haïtienne||1,974||0.19|
|Joseph Harry Bretous||Konbit Pour Ayiti||1,803||0.17|
|Marie Antoinette Gauthier||Plan d'Action Citoyenne||1,791||0.17|
|Jean Clarens Renois||Unir-Ayiti-Ini||1,681||0.16|
|Daniel Dupiton||Cohésion Nationale des Partis Politiques Haïtiens||1,305||0.12|
|Gérard Dalvius||Parti Alternative pour le Développement d'Haïti||1.208||0.11|
|Jean Bertin||Mouvement d'Union République||984||0.09|
|Jean Ronald Cornely||Rassemblement des Patriotes Haïtiens||980||0.09|
|Marc-Arthur Drouillard||National Unity Party||970||0.09|
|Jacques Sampeur||Konbit Liberasyon Ekonomik||953||0.09|
|Joseph G. Varnel Durandisse||Retabli Ayiti||881||0.08|
|Roland Magloire||Parti Démocrate Institutionnaliste||817||0.08|
|Vilaire Clunny Duroseau||Mouveman pou Endepandans Kiltirel Sosyal Ekonomik ak Politik an Ayiti||796||0.07|
|Luckner Désir||Mobilisation pour Haïti||739||0.07|
|Nelson Flecourt||Olah Baton jenès la||686||0.06|
|None of the above||7,203||0.68|
The United States, Haiti's largest international donor, welcomed the holding of elections. U.S. Department of States spokesman John Kirby said following the first round that the U.S. viewed the elections "as an important step toward returning Haiti to fill constitutional rule and addressing the serious challenges the country faces," but noted that the election had some "isolated incidents of violence and intimidation."