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Martelly leaves office with Haiti in crisis

Port-au-prince - Michel Martelly ended his presidential term without handing power to a successor, in an electoral crisis highlighting Haiti's long struggle to keep democracy on track in the 30 years since the Duvalier dictatorship ended.

With no president in sight, Haiti gets transitional government

Port-au-prince - Haitian politicians inked a last-minute agreement to install a transitional government Saturday, just hours before President Michel Martelly was scheduled to step down with no replacement in line.

Demonstrators in Haiti hit streets over political crisis

Port-au-prince - Hundreds of Haitians took to the streets Tuesday to protest against a potential transitional government, with President Michel Martelly due to leave office but not yet replaced.Martelly's term ends Sunday.

Haiti president attacks critics in carnival hit

Port-au-prince - Outgoing Haiti President Michel Martelly, a former music star, has found fresh success with a sexually loaded song attacking his critics, amid a political crisis over who will succeed him.

Haiti vote delay a 'step backward,' UN official says

Port-au-prince - With a political vacuum now a real possibility in Haiti after presidential and legislative elections were postponed indefinitely, Sandra Honore, chief of the UN's MINUSTAH mission, rejected accusations of international interference.

Haiti's radical opposition protests OAS vote mission

Port-au-prince - Several hundred radical opposition protesters demonstrated Friday in Port-au-Prince, angry over an international election mission that they say will interfere in Haiti's presidential vote.

Haiti faces growing crisis as election chief resigns

Port-au-prince - The chairman of Haiti's electoral council has submitted his resignation to President Michel Martelly, a week after presidential and legislative elections were indefinitely delayed.

Haitians protest on what should have been election day

Port-au-prince - Pro-government and opposition protesters took to the streets of Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince Sunday on a day that should have seen a presidential runoff -- a much-anticipated election called off over security concerns.

Angry Haitians demand president's ouster amid vote delay

Port-au-prince - Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Haiti's capital, setting tires ablaze and demanding the resignation of outgoing President Michel Martelly following the postponement of a runoff to pick his replacement.

Haiti presidential candidate urges 'quick' rescheduling of runoff

Port-au-prince - Jovenel Moise, Haiti's government-backed presidential candidate, urged a "quick" rescheduling Saturday of his country's runoff election in the wake of its abrupt postponement.

Haiti in limbo as election postponed amid unrest

Port-au-prince - Haiti was once again plunged into political limbo Friday after plans to hold an imminent presidential run-off were abandoned in the face of an opposition boycott and fierce street protests.

Haiti plunges on with poll despite opposition boycott

Port-au-prince - Haiti's outgoing president brushed aside street protests, boycott threats and fraud claims Thursday to push ahead with plans to elect his successor this weekend.

Haiti police fire tear gas, days before runoff vote

Port-au-prince - Police in Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince fired tear gas at opposition demonstrators Tuesday who rallied in their thousands, five days before a presidential vote runoff is scheduled.

Haiti presidential candidate won't participate in election

Port-au-prince - Haiti's opposition presidential candidate Jude Celestin said Monday he will not participate in a planned run-off, calling it a farce with only one candidate.

Haiti protesters set fires, block streets ahead of presidential vote

Port-au-prince - Hundreds of opposition protesters in Haiti burned tires and torched vehicles in Port-au-Prince, ahead of a controversial second-round presidential vote.

Haiti hit with Zika virus outbreak: official

Port-au-prince - Haiti's health ministry said Friday the country has been hit by an outbreak of the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne ailment similar to dengue fever that is rapidly spreading through the Caribbean.

Six years on, quake-devastated Haiti mourns its dead

Port-au-prince - Haitians paused Tuesday to mourn the 200,000 people killed six years ago in a devastating earthquake that left the country with wounds that have yet to heal.

Haiti parliament returns after year of inaction

Port-au-prince - Deputies and senators took their seats in Haiti's parliament, enabling the fragile democracy's legislature to reconvene after a prolonged crisis but still facing a credibility shortfall.

Six years after devastating Haiti quake, risks still high

Port-au-prince - Six years after Haiti was devastated by a magnitude-seven earthquake, the government seismologist who predicted it warns little has been done to protect people in the likely event of a repeat disaster.

Crisis looms as Haiti 2nd-round presidential campaiging kicks off

Port-au-prince - Campaigning for the second round of Haiti's presidential election opened Friday, with the opposition candidate refusing to participate without sweeping reforms to the process.
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