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Haiti Announces Changes to Election Reviews

Haiti's interim government has has announced that the nation's Supreme Court will no longer have the ability to overrule election officials.

The decision came Thursday, two days after the nation's highest court ruled a Haitian-American businessman could run for office.

Election authorities had previously told Haitian-born Dumarsais Simeus that he was not eligible to run because he holds U.S. citizenship.

Also Thursday, Haiti's government announced a committee would be created to review the nationalities of all candidates running for the presidency.

Haiti's interim Prime Minister Gerard Latortue has said the nation's elections will be delayed by several weeks, and not be held November 20 as scheduled.

The upcoming election will be the first since President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's ouster in February 2004.