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Haiti to hold crucial vote amid fear of violence

Amid fears of political violence, Haiti prepares to vote in legislative elections that will determine if President-elect Rene Preval has enough support to govern the poorest country in the Americas. The parliamentary run-off election will determine whether Preval will have an ally in the Caribbean country’s next prime minister, who will be picked by parliament. Authorities, analysts and the wealthy elite who lost when Preval, a champion of the poor, won a February 7 presidential election consider Friday’s ballot crucial as Haiti tries to return to stability after the ouster two years ago of former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Full Story

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