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Haitians take to the streets to protest presidential election results

Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 00:48

Haitians march through the streets of Port-au Prince, upset at the results of an electoral council that declared Jovenel Moise the county’s next president. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). Haitians upset at the results of the recent election took to the streets of Port-au-Prince on Friday (December 16). The marchers are upset at the results of the vote that indicated banana exporter Jovenel Moise would be the next president. According to official results, Moise, who was a candidate for former President Michel Martelly's Bald Heads Party, won with 55.67 percent of votes cast in the November 20 election, the electoral council said late last month. Holding signs that said "arrest Jovenel Moise," thousands of demonstrators chanted and burned brush as they made their way through the country's capital. Among those marching was losing candidate Moise Jean Charles who claimed the country's economic elite imposed the president on the country. The Organization of American States, which had been among the international observers of the election, said the results corresponded with its data. However, turnout was low and 10 percent of sheets tallying votes were thrown out because of irregularities.

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Haitians take to the streets to protest presidential election results

Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 00:48