Monday, February 13, 2006

Haitian Masses Angry Over Apparent Ballot Manipulation

Confusion and Frustration
Originally uploaded by Robert Miller.
After dramatic shifts in the vote tabulation for the Haitian national elections, the people in the capital of Port-au-Prince have clashed with police and United Nations forces. Rene Preval, who had initially been reported as gaining well over 50% of the vote, has now been given less than this amount which could require a run-off election.
The Foreign Minister of South Africa, Nkosoana Dlamini-Zuma, has stated that former ousted President Jean Bertrande-Aristide will return to the country after the political situation is considered safe.

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