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Saturday, 17 June, 2000, 03:31 GMT 04:31 UK
Burning barricades in Haiti
Firemen tackle a blazing barricade
Firemen tackle a blazing barricade

Protesters in the Haitian capital, Port au Prince, have erected barricades of burning tyres to demand the publication of the results of last month's elections.

Amid the growing uncertainty, two members of Haiti's electoral council resigned, apparently in protest against the delay.

Businesses and schools were closed because of the demonstrations, which also spread to the suburbs.

Hundreds of people took part, throwing stones and shouting slogans criticising the United Nations and the Organisation of American States.

The Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) has yet to announce the official results of the parliamentary and municipal elections held on 21 May.

But partial results gave Mr Aristide's Lavalas party a majority of seats in the senate.

Earlier this week, the UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan, called for a recount.

The Haitian parliament was dissolved in 1999 by the country's president, Rene Preval, who has ruled by decree since then.

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