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Haiti Elections Vote Count Now Underway

After many delays and even a cancellation, Haitians finally went to the polls on November 20 to vote for a president and members of Parliament. The voting was orderly, despite the fact that Haiti is still recovering from the effects of Hurricane Matthew. The official results are expected in eight days, with a runoff scheduled for January 29.

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Vote Count Begins in Haiti Presidential Poll

Aline Barros, VOA

November 20, 2016

People stand in line to vote during elections in the Petion-Ville suburb of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Nov. 20, 2016.

Vote counting has begun in Haiti’s repeatedly derailed presidential election. The vote went off relatively smoothly Sunday after an annulled election in October and Hurricane Matthew’s serious damage in the Caribbean nation last month.

No official results were expected to be issued for eight days, and Provisional Electoral Council executive director Uder Antoine has said it might take longer than that.

Six million Haitians were eligible to vote for one of 27 presidential candidates, as well as for members of both houses of parliament.

According to reports, voters patiently waited for their turn at the many polling stations throughout the island.

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