Tuesday, February 07, 2006
Chaos, confusion and fraud claims mar Haitian election
Thousands of Haitians protest in Cite Soleil. >> (Ron Haviv / VII for washingtonpost.com)More Photos From The Washington Post
From Reuters: "Throngs of voters jammed chaotic polling centers across Haiti on Tuesday, forced to wait for hours to vote in the first election since Jean-Bertrand Aristide was toppled two years ago.
Balloting began more than three hours late at many stations, infuriating poor supporters of ex-president Rene Preval, a one-time Aristide ally favored to win.
Some accused the government of planning the long delays to minimize the vote in poor areas and so hurt Preval's chances."