Voting today for legislature
Since Haiti broke from France and declared itself a republic 191 years ago, every election it has held, fair and foul alike, has depended on the attitude of the army.
That will change today, when 3.5-million Haitians select a new Parliament, mayors and local officials. Polls open early, and nearly 7,000 U.S. and U.N. troops will be deployed to ensure security. Some 400 international observers will monitor the vote for fairness. Story, 13A