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#4435: CANA on Préval's Decision to Move on with the Elections (fwd)
From: Max Blanchet <MaxBlanchet@worldnet.att.net>
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Haiti President sets runoff poll for July
Port-au-Prince, CANA - Haiti's President René Préval
said the disputed results of the recent parliamentary
elections were final, and tentatively set a runoff for July 9.
Radio Métropole reported yesterday that Préval made
the announcement on Monday to a group of ambassadors,
international election observers and private-sector
representatives, who have all pressed the Haitian
government to recalculate the first-round election results.
The ruling Lavalas Family party of former President
Jean-Bertrand Aristide, won 15 of the 19 contested
Senate seats and 26 of the 83 seats in the lower house
of parliament, the Chamber of Deputies.