Saturday, January 23, 2016

Haiti's Opposition Vows More Protests After Election Canceled - The New York Times

Haiti braced for more demonstrations against outgoing President Michel Martelly on Saturday even after authorities buckled to pressure and canceled a presidential election the opposition said was riddled with fraud.

The Caribbean nation was due to hold a runoff vote on Sunday, but the two-man race was postponed indefinitely after opposition candidate Jude Celestin refused to participate and anti-government protests and violence spread nationally. Martelly says the allegations of fraud are unfounded but many protesters believe he unfairly favored his chosen successor, banana exporter Jovenel Moise, and are demanding the president step down immediately.

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