Haiti orders recount of presidential votes

Top three candidates will be allowed to observe recount process

Haitian election officials have ordered a recount of the ballots cast in last month’s disputed presidential election. The immediate recount will be done in the presence of the top three candidates, Mirlande Manigat, Jude Celestin and Michele Martelly. The third place candidate, Martelly, has alleged that the count was rigged against him. When it was announced he would not pass through to the second round of voting, rioters took to the streets in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince. The run-off vote is currently scheduled for January 16.

BBC News

Looking for more?

Get the best of Maclean's sent straight to your inbox. Sign up for news, commentary and analysis.