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Haiti

Date: 7 February 2006
What was elected: President and parliament
Term: 5 years
New president: Rene Preval

Situation: Rene Preval was sworn in as Haiti's president in May.

He was declared the winner in February more than a week after the vote which was marred by allegations of fraud.

The election was the first since President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was ousted in February 2004 and had been delayed a number of times.

Mr Preval has promised to reconcile Haiti's divided society and mend the economy.

Despite the presence of peacekeepers, the country has continued to be blighted by political and criminal violence and instability.

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