Election postponed indefinitely
MIAMI (AP): OFFICIALS IN Haiti say they’re indefinitely postponing a presidential election scheduled for Sunday after Hurricane Matthew caused extensive damage in the southwest part of the country.
The Provision Electoral Council announced the postponement yesterday without giving a date for a new election.
The first round of the vote was going to feature 27 candidates for president. It was a redo of balloting held last year that was annulled after a special commission found fraud and other irregularities.
Electoral Council Chief Leopold Berlanger said he hoped to announce a new date next week.
Hurricane Matthew damaged many homes and farms throughout southwest Haiti, killing at least five people. Authorities are still assessing the extent of the damage.