Former Leader Preval Ahead in Haitian Vote

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Haitian presidential candidate Rene Preval waves to supporters after casting his ballot, Feb. 7, 2006. Reuters hide caption

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Haitian presidential candidate Rene Preval waves to supporters.

Haitian presidential candidate Rene Preval waves to supporters after casting his ballot, Feb. 7, 2006.

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Preliminary results from Haiti's presidential elections show former President Rene Preval with a substantial lead. International election observers sharply criticized Haitian election officials for poor organization, but said the vote generally appeared to be free and fair.

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