Haiti votes for first time in four years

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A man casts his vote during parliamentary elections in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015. Haitians are electing legislators to Parliament after a very long wait. It's been roughly eight months since the legislature was dissolved and nearly four years since the vote was supposed to be held. (Photo by AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery via Huffington Post)
A man casts his vote during parliamentary elections in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015. Haitians are electing legislators to Parliament after a very long wait. It’s been roughly eight months since the legislature was dissolved and nearly four years since the vote was supposed to be held. (Photo by AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery via Huffington Post)

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, (Reuters) – Haitians voted Sunday for the first time in four years in a test of stability for an impoverished country continually rocked by political turmoil.

Men armed with rocks and bottles attacked polling stations in the capital of Port-au-Prince and about 50 of 1,500 voting centres around the country were “affected” by a mixture of violence and bureaucratic problems, according to Haiti’s official Electoral Council.

The council’s head, Pierre-Louis Opont, did not elaborate and said it was too early to know how many ballots were impacted.

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