29 Jan '11, 2am

Haiti to release election results Wednesday

Haiti to release election results Wednesday

PORT-AU-PRINCE: Haiti's election commission said Friday it would announce definitive results from the first round of a disputed November vote on February 2, and set a second round for March 20. The final results of the second round will be announced on April 16, the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) said. The announcement came as US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was expected in Haiti on Sunday for talks with President Rene Preval on the disputed election, earthquake recovery and a deadly cholera outbreak. The announcement of preliminary first round results last month kicked off days of unrest in the earthquake-ravaged country when Preval's handpicked candidate narrowly edged a popular singer out of the second round run-off. But earlier this week the ruling party bowed to weeks of US-led pressure and widespread allegations of fraud, announcing that its candidate Jude...

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