The whole city of Port au Prince seems to be holdings its breath right now, waiting for the results of the March. 20 presidential run-off.They're to be announced on Thursday.
Whoever wins, former first lady Mirland Manigat or pop star "Sweet Mickey" Michel Martelly, it's expected there will be plenty of people who don't like the result. This in a country with a long history of violent political disputes between parties. And then there's formlery exiled-now returned president Jean-Bertrand Aristide, who is still enormously popular.
He has his people willing to fight for him - and his old enemies who want him dead.
"It may get natsy," says Alez Dauphin, the Haitian born anesthetist who is the leader of the St. Joe's group.
Almost all the Canadian volunteersare leaving before then, so they should miss any trouble.
But Peter Sweeney, president of the outreach program, isn't worried for the long-term. They've survived multiple coups, uprisings and countless new heads of state in 20 years of work in Haiti.