Haiti begins counting ballots after presidential election

Election was placed on hold for over a year

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Ballot counting is underway in Haiti after the country was finally able to hold its presidential election on Sunday. 

The election was put on hold for more than a year. The election was first delayed by fraud allegations and then by the heavy damage brought on by Hurricane Matthew. 

Six million Haitians were eligible to vote for any of the 27 candidates, and while ballots are already being counted, the results could take about a week.

Election Day was much more peaceful than in previous years. According to officials, 43 people were arrested for voter intimidation. 

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