Thursday, February 16, 2006

Deal reached to declare victor in Hait's election...

Today's New York Times has this article on developments in Haiti.

The front-runner in last week's presidential election will be declared the winner as part of an agreement by leaders of Haiti's interim government to retabulate the votes, a high-ranking official of the Organization of American States said Wednesday night.

The agreement, to be announced Thursday, is a result of negotiations by the front-runner, René Préval, government officials, foreign diplomats and international observers, including the Organization of American States. Details were still being worked out, and a United Nations official cautioned that the deal could still fall apart.

Hopefully, the decision to declare Preval the victor will lead to some stabilty in that impoverished country.