Commerce returns in Haiti

Commerce has returned in the commercial center of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO000001951608" title="Port-au-Prince (Haiti)" href="/topic/international/haiti/port-au-prince-%28haiti%29-PLGEO000001951608.topic">Port-au-Prince</a> after several days of violence caused by results of the presidential election. Haiti's election commission gathered key parties Monday to unblock the impasse over presidential polls President Rene Preval is accused of rigging in favor of a handpicked successor.The outcome of the contested elections is crucial for a country struggling to recover from an <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVHST0000230" title="Haiti Earthquake (2010)" href="/topic/disasters-accidents/earthquakes/haiti-earthquake-%282010%29-EVHST0000230.topic">earthquake</a> 11 months ago that killed 250,000 people and forced 1.5 million others to inhabit increasingly permanent tent cities.

( THONY BELIZAIRE/AFP/Getty Images / December 13, 2010 )

Commerce has returned in the commercial center of Port-au-Prince after several days of violence caused by results of the presidential election. Haiti's election commission gathered key parties Monday to unblock the impasse over presidential polls President Rene Preval is accused of rigging in favor of a handpicked successor.The outcome of the contested elections is crucial for a country struggling to recover from an earthquake 11 months ago that killed 250,000 people and forced 1.5 million others to inhabit increasingly permanent tent cities.

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