USF Tampa will host forum for Haiti presidential candidates

09/23/10 Seán Kinane
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Note: as of Sept. 29, this forum has been moved to Eckerd College in St. Pete. October 16th from 2pm until 4pm in Fox Hall.

The people of Haiti will choose a new president this fall. Like all elections, the candidates will debate. But the location of one forum might take you by surprise: At least ten of the candidates for president of Haiti will debate in October on the campus of the University of South Florida in Tampa.

WMNF spoke with Daniel Thelusmar, who is with Heart to Heart Caribbean Ministry and is the director of the Haiti Votes project. will stream the forum live on October 16.

November 28 is the date of the Haiti election. The new president will take office on February 7. The campaign officially begins on October 16.

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Daniel Thelusmar: 813-892-9766

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