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Fourteen Haitians said they have registered as presidential candidates for government-run elections Jan. 17. Half of them were barred from running earlier because of ties to the ousted Duvalier dictatorship. The government-appointed Electoral Council has not yet released an official list of candidates--for president, for the 27 Senate seats or for the 77 seats in the Chamber of Deputies. The deadline to register has passed, and an official announcement is expected this week. Civil Society, a coalition of about 50 civic, political, religious and human rights organizations, has called on the provisional government headed by Lt. Gen. Henri Namphy to postpone the election and then resign.


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