Haiti Postpones Presidential Runoff as Violence Rises

January 23, 2016 1:07 AM

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Haiti Postpones Presidential Runoff as Violence Rises

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti — A runoff election to choose the next president of Haiti was delayed on Friday, less than 48 hours before it was to take place, as protesters who expected a rigged outcome began to block roads and burn voting centers.

Haiti, the Western Hemisphere’s poorest country, has been mired in an election-related political impasse since October, when 54 candidates ran for president in a race that opposition leaders and human rights groups said was mired in fraud.

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