Haitian President Rene Preval has agreed to delay the release of the final results of the country’s controversial presidential election until after a consultation with the Organization for American States. OAS has requested a delay in the release of the election results and offered to help with clarification and recount process, the Agence France-Presse reports.
The presidential elections held earlier this month were shrouded in controversy and marred by violence. Election day also saw the majority of presidential candidates holding a joint conference to protest against the marked lead of Jude Celestin, Preval’s handpicked candidate, in the polls. A runoff vote between Celestin and Mirlande Manigat, who are the top two candidates, is scheduled for January.