Haitians protest on what should have been election day

A demonstrator runs next burning tires during a march in Port-au-Prince to protest against the presidential elections and to demand the resignation of Haitian President Michel MartellyPort-au-Prince (AFP) – Pro-government and opposition protesters took to the streets of Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince Sunday on a day that should have seen a presidential runoff — a much-anticipated election called off over security concerns. Several hundred demonstrators marched to express their anger at outgoing President Michel Martelly and his hand-picked successor, Jovenel Moise. In October, Moise took 32.76 percent of the vote over opposition flag-bearer Jude Celestin’s 25.29 percent during the first round of the election, which many claim was marred by fraud.

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