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