The U.N. and its partners have urged candidates in Haiti’s disputed elections to use legal means to air their grievances and convince their supporters to avoid the use of violence. In a communique jointly issued by the Organization of American States, the European Union and envoys of Brazil, the U.S., Canada, Spain and Germany, the signatories appealed “for the use of all legal ways to advance a credible electoral process so as to guarantee that the definitive results fully reflect the will of the Haitian electors.”

    Haiti’s Provisional Electoral Council gave candidates until Dec. 14 to file complaints and proposed the establishment of a special verification committee.

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