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Wednesday, 18 October, 2000, 12:06 GMT 13:06 UK
Uncertainty ahead of Haiti vote

A further round of discussions is expected to take place in Haiti today as attempts continue to solve the country's electoral crisis.

The talks -- mediated by the Organisation of American States -- have brought together supporters of the former President, Jean Bertrand Aristide, and opposition politicians who are boycotting November's presidential elections.

Opponents of Mr Aristide say legislative elections held in May were rigged.

Mr Aristide's Lavalas Family party won eighty percent of available seats at the vote.

Haiti's Prime Minister, Jacques Edouard Alexis, has conceded that November's elections could now be postponed while the OAS deputy Secretary General Luigi Einaudi said the situation was tense and uncertain.

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