Haiti cuts two from presidential candidate list, down to 56
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Haiti cuts two from presidential candidate list, down to 56

Haiti’s electoral council has eliminated two more people from the list of presidential candidates, but voters will still have lots of choices: 56 people tentatively remain on the ballot.

The council issued a statement late Friday saying that Levelt Francois was ruled out because of a drug conviction in the U.S. Jacky Lumarque was rejected because he apparently didn’t have a government-required certificate to run a state education committee.

Neither Levelt nor Lumarque could be immediately reached for comment.

The first round of presidential elections takes place October 25. A final round scheduled for December 27.

Associated Press