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Haiti’s President Declares Nov. 28th Election Day

CBS News

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Haitians will be going to the polls this November to select a new president and legislative leaders.

On Saturday Haitian President René Préval issued two presidential decrees designating November 28th as the day the elections will be held.

While Préval’s five-year term ends in February, Haiti’s parliament voted has granted him a three month extension if a successor is not chosen by the constitutional Feb. 7 date, according to CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald.

Most of the estimated $44 million cost to stage the elections will most likely come from the international community.

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