24 May 2011

Run-Off Elections’ Results in HaiTI Delayed Due to Fraud

Haitian officials, hours before the winners of Haiti’s run-off elections that brought Michel Martelly (pictured here) to power were supposed to take office, delayed the publication of final results amid accusations that at least 18 seats, possibly 19, were tainted by fraud.

The United Nations and other major international donors had expressed concern over 18 of the seats, with Haitian officials adding a possible nineteenth to the count. President-elect Martelly called for an independent probe into the manner to be conducted and for the international community to not recognize the results of the March 20th elections.

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