Haiti protesters riot ahead of presidential vote

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PORT-AU-PRINCE: Hundreds of opposition protesters in Haiti burned tires and torched vehicles in Port-au-Prince Monday, ahead of a controversial second-round presidential vote. Haiti heads to the polls Sunday to choose between opposition candidate Jude Celestin and government-backed rival Jovenel Moise. The opposition has called October’s first-round vote — which saw Moise come out ahead of Celestin — an “electoral coup” set up by President Michel Martelly, who cannot run for a second consecutive term under the constitution. Meanwhile, in an interview with AFP Monday, Celestin said he would not even participate in the election, calling the vote a farce with “only one candidate,” referring to Moise.

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