Haitians Protest Vote Results

December 9, 2010  |  

(Wall Street Journal) — Thousands of protesters, some brandishing sticks and setting fire to buildings, took to the streets Wednesday to rail against official results from Haiti’s recent presidential election that included the ruling party’s candidate in a January runoff.  At least three people died in the ensuing violence, witnesses said.  Doubts about the official count from Haiti’s Nov. 28 vote grew after the U.S. Embassy in the capital called the results “inconsistent” with figures from international and domestic election observers. The United Nations said it was “concerned” about allegations of fraud but appealed for Haitians to remain calm and resolve their differences legally.

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