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Haiti hails presidential vote without violence – Yahoo News


“We would like to thank the voters who stayed calm and hopefully were able to choose the country’s new leaders for the next few years,” he said.In Port-au-Prince, people stood in long lines outside polling stations, a sight unseen in Haiti in more than a decade.This marked a major change compared to the last voting day, when two people were killed in sporadic violence in August.View galleryWith violence in August polls fresh in local memory, Haiti police deployed 10,000 officers backed by …Authorities took precautions as a result, with police deploying some 10,000 officers, backed by 5,000 from the UN peacekeeping force MINUSTAH in a bid to keep matters under control.”On August 9, I had left home to go vote, but I saw people pushing each other around, people causing mayhem and throwing things. So I turned around because I didn’t want to have bottles thrown at me,” said Franzty Jeudi. Source: Yahoo News

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