President: Haiti runoff vote will take place as scheduled

January 22, 2016 1:03 AM

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President: Haiti runoff vote will take place as scheduled

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Haiti’s outgoing leader insisted Thursday that a presidential runoff will be held as scheduled this weekend, regardless of a boycott by the opposition candidate and deep suspicion of electoral fraud.

President Michel Martelly told Haiti’s Tele Metropole that he believes the opposition has been trying to derail the vote so a transitional government they would dominate could be set up. Opposition factions have been pressing for a transitional government, though many questions remain unanswered abo...

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