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Sunday 04 of December 2022

Haiti to Hold Presidential Election in November


A pick up truck with U.N. peacekeepers patrol an area affected by Hurricane Matthew in Jeremie, Haiti,photo: Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
A pick up truck with U.N. peacekeepers patrol an area affected by Hurricane Matthew in Jeremie, Haiti,photo: Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
The election was pushed back due to the damage wrought by Hurricane Matthew

PORT-AU-PRINCE – Haiti will hold the first round of its delayed presidential election on November 20 to give time for people in areas of the country affected by Hurricane Matthew to recover enough to vote, the president of the electoral council said on Friday.

Electoral council president Leopold Berlanger said it was important not to exclude large sections of the population affected by the storm to ensure the legitimacy of winning candidates.

He said a second round runoff will be held on Jan. 29.

JOSEPH GUYLER DELVA