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Haitian electoral officials have just announced that the first round presidential election that was suppose to initially take place October 9th, but delayed in the wake of the devastation of hurricane Matthew, will finally take place November 20.

Last week, the powerful category 4 Hurricane Matthew lashed out winds at 145 mph and dumped some 3 feet of rain causing the death of nearly 1.000 people and the displacement of another 350.000; forcing the president of the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP), Leopold Berlanger, to report the electoral process sine die, so
 officials could entirely focus on assisting the 350.000 people that have been displaced by the storm according to the latest United Nations estimate, bury the dead in mass graves, proceed with clean up operations and also because there was a fear that sensitive voting materials were not going to make it to numerous voting centers on time, after the hurricane had destroyed in its path, road access to the southern part of the country. 

Breaking news: Haiti postpones Sunday's presidential election to deal with Matthew's devastation


That was the 5th time that Haiti has postponed its crucial presidential election that began in October 2015, for one reason or another. The results of that first round presidential's was thrown out after widespread fraud allegations and violence.