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Haiti - FLASH : Polling station open... mess and first shot...
28/11/2010 07:55:06

Haiti - FLASH : Polling station open... mess and first shot...
The big day has arrived, 4,712,693 voters are registered according to the figure published on the website of the ONI, however there are several different lists... https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-1746-haiti-elections-the-big-maneuvering-is-ready-for-sunday.html

Haitians must choose their future president (s) among the 18 candidates on the ballot. They must also elect 11 senators and 99 deputies.

Although the opening of polling stations is planned at 6:00am, delays were reported across the country.

6:10am: Les Cayes - In the polling station Dumarsais Estime, the voting booths are not still open.

6:15am: Martissant - The voting center Marie Curie, representatives began to settle

6:20am: Les Cayes - Operations of votes had not yet begun in the polling station Pierre Corneille.

7:00am: The Polling station Lycée de Cité Soleil is not yet opened, people in the queue are frustrated, the presence of heavily armed blue helmets is noted

In several polling stations the situation is chaotic, people are restless and do not find their names on the list

The big uncertainty is the turnout of voters, voters torn between fears of cholera and the risk of violence. Weapons began to be heard.

First violence:
Shots were heard in Port-de-Paix

According to Sen. Youri Latortue, gunfire are heard in the commune of Desdunes since yesterday evening. This would be the former deputy Levaillant Louis Juene at the head of an armed group. The population is panicked and angry, it can not go vote. Police did not intervene.

S/ HaitiLibre

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