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Haitian President Named, Fraud Allegations Persist

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Haitian President Named, Fraud Allegations Persist

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Haitian President Named, Fraud Allegations Persist

Haitian President Named, Fraud Allegations Persist

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Haitian presidential candidate Rene Preval during a news conference in Port-au-Prince in this Feb. 14, 2006. Reuters hide caption

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Haiti declares Rene Preval, a one-time ally of ousted leader Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the country's next president. Voters turned out in droves for last week's election, but their optimism soon turned to suspicion and protest as allegations of fraud emerged.

Guests:

Amelia Shaw, freelance reporter

Robert Fatton, author of Haiti's Predatory Republic: The Unending Transition to Democracy; professor of government and foreign affairs at the University of Virginia