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Haitian Legislative Runoff Vote Set for April


Election officials in Haiti have scheduled runoff elections for a new legislative assembly for late April.

The election was originally scheduled for March 19, but was delayed following widespread street protests that accompanied last month's presidential elections.

Rene Preval was declared president after his supporters staged angry demonstrations accusing election officials of manipulating the vote count to deny him a first-round victory.

The delay in holding the legislative runoffs forced the postponement of Preval's inauguration, which was scheduled for March 29.

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