U.S. Presses for Haiti Runoff Vote Amid Fears of Violence and Fraud

January 22, 2016 1:03 AM

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U.S. Presses for Haiti Runoff Vote Amid Fears of Violence and Fraud

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — After spending more than $33 million on a widely discredited election in Haiti, the United States has been pressing the country’s leaders to go ahead with a presidential runoff election this Sunday, despite a growing chorus of warnings that the vote could lead to an explosion of violence.

Haitian leaders, political parties and others have denounced the first round of voting in October as a fraud-riddled fiasco and protested in the streets to stop the runoff. One of the two remaining candidates says he is boycotting, effectively making it a one-person race.

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