Haiti election body starts slow process of tabulating votes

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) " Nearly 1,000 Haitian election workers are doing shifts inside a warehouse tabulating the results of presidential and legislative elections supposed to return their drifting homeland back to full constitutional order.

No election results are expected to be issued by Haiti's Provisional Electoral Council before Sunday despite an apparent low turnout.

Many voter tallies reported by polling places are still being brought to the capital from districts across the mountainous country with no shortage of dilapidated roads. Election workers at schools used as polling stations worked throughout the night counting votes by candlelight and lanterns.

International and local observers on Monday gave the redo elections relatively high marks. They urged Haitian citizens to wait patiently for the official results as political factions claim victory or vote rigging.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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