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Haiti cholera: Tension builds ahead of elections

11-25-2010 08:39 BJT

Haitian police have dispersed a protest with tear gas in downtown Port-au-Prince, where tension is building ahead of Sunday's elections. Around 50 people turned out on Wednesday to denounce the elections.

Protesters chanted slogans against presidential candidate Jude Celestin, who looks likely to win Sunday's vote without the need for a runoff. Some protesters called the event a selection instead of an election, claiming the candidates are all pre-approved by the government. Wednesday's protest follows violence on Monday night, when supporters of another candidate clashed with those of Celestin near a southern town. Sunday's vote faces huge obstacles because of a rapidly spreading cholera epidemic. Preliminary results are not expected until December 7th.

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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