Elections important for "normal" parliament in Haiti

Officials in Haiti begin counting ballots at the end of polling on election day, 9 August 2015. File Photo: UN/MINUSTAH/Logan Abassi

Ongoing elections in Haiti are "important" as the Caribbean country has not had a functioning parliament since January.

That's the assessment of Sandra Honoré, head of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH).

The electoral process began in August and preliminary results from the first round of presidential elections and parliamentary elections held last month were recently announced.

The news was met with protests, with demonstrators alleging ballot box stuffing and other fraud.

To find out what's been going on, Dianne Penn spoke to Ms Honoré.

Duration: 3'41"

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