February 12 Issue

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Power Vacuum

Power Vacuum

Port-au-Prince, Haiti—A demonstrator confronts a police line on January 30 during violent protests over alleged fraud that forced the postponement of Haiti’s presidential runoff election. With President Michel Martelly due to leave office February 7, supporters of both the government and the opposition have been holding protests almost daily, with no agreement on who will lead if no successor is elected. Representatives from the Organization of American States met with Martelly on January 31 in an effort to resolve the crisis. Haiti is the poorest country in the Americas and has struggled for decades to build a stable democracy.
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