Haitian President Named, Fraud Allegations Persist

Haitian presidential candidate Rene Preval smiles during a news conference in Port-au-Prince.

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.


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



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