Haiti protesters call for elections to end political crisis

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Protests in Haiti continue as opposition groups and government supporters demand a new date for a presidential run-off vote. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Haiti protesters call for elections to end political crisis


Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Port-au-Prince on Friday (January 29) to demand an end to Haiti’s political crisis and for speedy elections in the Caribbean nation.

Friday’s protest comes one day after supporters of outgoing President Michel Martelly also marched through the streets to demand an end to the crisis.

Martelly is due to leave office on February 7 but has no elected replacement and says he will not leave without a clear path to succession.

Haiti was due to choose Martelly’s replacement last Sunday (January 24) , but the run-off vote was postponed indefinitely after opposition candidate Jude Celestin refused to participate over alleged fraud that sparked anti-government protests and violence.

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