Haiti postpones presidential election as violence erupts

January 22, 2016 9:33 PM

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PORT-AU-PRINCE Haiti postponed a U.S.-backed presidential election as violent protests erupted on Friday after the opposition candidate vowed to boycott the vote over alleged fraud.

Pierre Louis Opont, president of Haiti's electoral council, said the vote scheduled for Sunday was being pushed back for security reasons. He did not say when it now might be held.

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