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#3765: Haiti-Glance (fwd)
From: Greg Chamberlain <GregChamberlain@compuserve.com>
(The Associated Press)
Some facts about Haiti's legislative and local elections Sunday:
--Registered voters: about 4 million of the population of 8 million.
--Elective offices: 7,625 posts, including Parliament's 83-seat Chamber
of Deputies, 19 seats in the 27-member Senate, 133 three-member mayoral
commissions, local, rural and urban councils.
--Polling stations: 11,238.
--Ballot papers: 23 million unnumbered ballots printed.
--Budget: $22.5 million, with $8 million from international donors.
--Observers: 22,500 local and more than 200 international monitors from
more than a dozen countries, including five U.S. legislators.
--Security: About 3,500 police officers deployed nationwide.
--Results: expected to trickle in over a week.
--Runoff elections: June 25 in legislative constituencies where no
candidate wins the 50 percent plus 1 vote majority.
--Inauguration: no date set.