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Disorder Amid Haiti Elections
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Disorder Amid Haiti Elections

By Vania Andre

PORT-AU- PRINCE – Voting was off to a slow start on Sunday, with some polling sites opening nearly four hours after their anticipated start time. At the Ruelle Vaillant polling station, lines with dozens of people were wrapped around the infamous voting site, where several journalists were killed during the 1987 elections.

Tensions escalated quickly at the Elie Dubois High School polling station in downtown as lines grew, and voters became frustrated with the lack of organization and communication from election officials.

Irregularities Had No Impact On Haiti Elections, Says OAS
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Irregularities Had No Impact On Haiti Elections, Says OAS

An international mission that monitored legislative elections in Haiti said Monday that there were scattered problems with violence and other disruptions during Sunday’s first round but not enough to disrupt the legitimacy of the overall vote.

The Organization of American States had 28 observers monitoring Sunday elections that saw Haitians choose lawmakers for the next Parliament in a contest that was delayed for nearly four years. They visited 171 of more than 1,500 voting centers across the country of 10 million people.

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