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  • Wednesday, February 15, 2006

    Haiti frontrunner threatens to contest election results

    Yahoo News has this report:

    Front-runner Rene Preval said he would contest the results if he was denied a first-round victory. Tens of thousands of Preval backers have flooded the streets of the capital since Sunday, burning tires and erecting barricades. At least one pro-Preval demonstrator was killed Monday. "We are convinced that either massive fraud or gross errors stain the (electoral) process," Preval said. Preval, a former president and agronomist, had 48.76 percent of the vote with 90 percent of ballots counted, according to the most recent results posted on Haiti's electoral council's Web site Monday. He would need 50 percent plus one vote to win outright and avoid a March runoff. "The government wants to make sure that everything with the process is correct," interim Interior Minister Paul Magloire told The Associated Press. "We're going to review the results because we want to make sure what we have is right."
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    2 Comments:

    At 2/16/2006 12:41:00 am, Blogger DJEB said...

    Haiti’s interim government has announced it will review election results after hundreds, perhaps thousands, of burnt ballots were found smoldering in a state garbage dump. Haiti is holding its first elections since the overthrow of President Jean Bertrand Aristide nearly two years ago.

     
    At 2/16/2006 09:02:00 am, Blogger Truth Seeker said...

    Thousands of burnt ballots ey? Well, no wonder Preval is worried.

     

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