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Haiti: violent protests erupt over presidential election result

Haitians react to tear gas fired by the police in Port-au-Prince where there were reports of demonstrations, gunshots and burning tires. Photograph: Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images

Image: Haitians react to tear gas fired by the police in Port-au-Prince where there were reports of demonstrations, gunshots and burning tires. Photograph: Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images

theguardian.com - 29 November 2016

Violent protests have erupted in Haiti as losing candidates rejected the preliminary results of an election that indicated political newcomer Jovenel Moïse would be the next president.

Moïse, a banana exporter who ran for former president Michel Martelly’s Bald Heads party, won with 55.67% of votes cast in the 20 November election, the electoral council said on Monday. The result avoids a second round run-off next year.

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