Haiti runoff candidate calls election results a 'farce'

Haitian police use teargas to disperse supporters of presidential candidates Jude Celestin and Moise Jean Charles in Port-au-Prince, on November 6, 2015Port-au-Prince (AFP) – One of the candidates in Haiti’s presidential runoff called the first-round results of October 25 elections a “farce”, amid growing opposition protests in the impoverished Caribbean country. Jude Celestin, of the Lapeh party, garnered 25 percent of the vote, according to results announced Thursday. The results are a “ridiculous farce,” the 53-year-old Celestin told a news conference.

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