Protests over election results in Haiti turn violent

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PORT-AU-PRINCE: A political rally by opposition supporters turned violent Tuesday, leaving two police officers wounded, after rocks were thrown and guns fired during disturbances in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince. One of the officers suffered gunshot wounds in the protests, which erupted when supporters of several opposition parties took to the streets to challenge final results of the first round of presidential elections, announced earlier in the day by the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP). The top two finishers in first round presidential voting were Jovenel Moise — backed by the outgoing president and the ruling party — and one of the more than 50 opposition candidates, Jude Celestin, the electoral commission said. The runoff is scheduled for December 27.

AFP

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