OAS will be involved in second round of Haiti elections
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OAS will be involved in second round of Haiti elections

The Organization of American States says a top representative will hold “high-level meetings” with Haitian officials to support October elections.

The OAS says it backs holding the first round of presidential elections on October 25, when over 50 candidates are scheduled to run for Haiti’s top political job.

In a statement, the OAS said electoral observation director Gerardo de Icaza traveled Monday to Haiti’s capital to meet with election officials and others “in support of the holding of the upcoming elections.”

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Last month, the OAS said its monitors found scattered violence and irregularities in August 9 legislative elections but not enough to invalidate results.

That balloting was considered a test run for the October 25 first round of Haiti’s presidential vote and the second round of local elections.

Associated Press