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Election results ignite violent protests

Published:Sunday | December 20, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Demonstrators chant anti-electoral council slogans during a protest to mark the 25th anniversary of first democratic election in 1990, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

PORT-AU-PRINCE (AP):

Several government buildings have been set ablaze in Haiti and one protester has been killed in demonstrations ignited by the release of final legislative election results.

Violent protests are engulfing several towns around the country, though the crowded capital of Port-au-Prince has been quiet.

Protesters say the parliamentary election results published late last Friday do not reflect the voters' will.

Police Inspector Guytho Noel says that a teenage protester was fatally shot when two factions clashed yesterday in north-eastern Haiti. An election council building and a mayor's office has been torched in nearby Ferrier.

Presidential and legislative run-offs are scheduled for next weekend.