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Violence erupts in Haiti after election

Violence erupts in Haiti after election Haitian presidential candidate Michel Martelly speaking yesterday, as he called for election to be declared null and void

By CMC | Mon, November 29, 2010 - 5:01 PM

PORT-AU-PRINCE – Thousands of persons took to the streets here yesterday, burning down voting bureaus and supporting calls from 12 presidential elections that the presidential and legislative council polls be declared null and void.

The protestors took to the streets to rally against what they believed was widespread fraud including pre-stuffed ballots and their names missing from the voters’ list.

The 12 presidential candidates on Sunday called for the elections to be declared null and void following allegations of ballot tampering.

The disgruntled candidates met behind closed doors following allegations of fraud. 

Presidential front runner Mirlande Manigat joined her colleagues in asking the Provisional Electoral Council to scrap the poll due to widespread irregularities. 

The formal announcement came from Josette Bijoux during a press conference shortly after 2:00pm local time.

The candidates were met with rousing applause and shouts of "arreta Preval" or "arrest Preval."
Bijoux was flanked by 11 of her opponents.

The candidates have charged that the alleged ballot tampering was orchestrated to favour Jude Celistin of the ruling Inite party.

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Posted by yogi Ni 3 years, 11 months ago
Only God can help Haiti. I have come to the conclusion that even God is fed up with Haiti. Maybe a greater natural disaster will bring about the required change that is needed to bring about real change in Haiti. It is so sad that Haiti find itself in this state because of the corrupt system there, and the uncaring politicians.

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