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poor will not vote

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poor will not vote

Postby KarenS » Thu Jan 26, 2006 11:43 am

From Reuters Foundation AlertNet: "PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Haiti's election authorities have decided not to put voting stations inside the nation's largest slum, drawing accusations they are discriminating against the troubled nation's poorest citizens.
The teeming Cite Soleil slum, with between 300,000 and 600,000 residents, and other shantytowns in the capital were the bedrock of support for former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide, who was ousted in February 2004 after an armed revolt.
They may now be a significant source of support for front-runner Rene Preval, an Aristide protege who served as president from 1996 to 2001, as the Caribbean country staggers toward a new presidential election on Feb. 7."

For more go to: http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N25195815.htm

Is this fair? Comments Please!!
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