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HAITI: legislative runoff elections set for April 21

A legislative runoff needed to form Haiti’s new government will take place April 21 pending approval from interim authorities, the electoral council said Friday. Scores of candidates seeking 129 legislative seats will participate in the runoff, which is considered the final step in often-delayed elections called to replace former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide, who fled into exile amid a bloody revolt in February 2004. Officials originally scheduled the runoff for March 19 but later postponed it, citing large-scale street protests in the wake of Feb. 7 elections won by Rene Preval, a former president. Full Story

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