Haiti commission recommends scrapping vote results

Haitian Provisional President Jocelerme Privert (R) talks to President of the Provisional Electoral Council Leopold Berlanger (L) after a special commission's investigative report on the 2015 Haitian election in Port-au-Prince, on May 30, 2016Port-au-Prince (AFP) – An independent commission has recommended canceling results of Haiti’s first-round presidential elections held in October, saying they were marred by fraud. “It would be fair and just that, at least as far as the presidential elections are concerned, the process is relaunched from scratch,” commission president Francois Benoit said. Haiti has been mired in a deep political crisis since the election process was halted in January amid violence.

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