Haiti's radical opposition protests OAS vote mission

Demonstrators march in Port-au-Prince, to protest the Organization of American States' deployment of a special mission meant to ease the country's political crisisPort-au-Prince (AFP) – Several hundred radical opposition protesters demonstrated Friday in Port-au-Prince, angry over an international election mission that they say will interfere in Haiti’s presidential vote. The protesters, who back the election’s opposition candidate, are upset by the Organization of American States’ deployment of a special mission meant to ease the country’s political crisis. The OAS is acting at the request of outgoing President Michel Martelly, and opposition activists claim that he and his foreign backers are bent on rigging the poll in favor of his chosen candidate.

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