A team of international monitors put together by the Organization of American States have started a vote verification process that aims to break the political impasse in Haiti following November’s disputed presidential elections. The process will be conducted behind closed doors and culminate in the presentation of a report to President Rene Preval, the Agence France-Presse says. The team comprises legal experts, statisticians and electoral experts from the U.S., Canada, Chile, France and Jamaica. It will visit tabulation centers to find out how the election was conducted and votes were counted, according to Albert Ramdin, OAS assistant secretary-general, as reported by AFP.

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    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.

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