2007 Photo Contest, General News, 3rd prize

Moises Saman


01 February, 2006

Supporters of presidential candidate René Préval burn barricades and cars in protest against delays in election results. Haitians went to the polls in February, for the first elections since 2004. The elections passed relatively calmly, though some violence erupted over a long delay in announcing results, and after early reports indicated that favorite Préval had not reached the 50% of poll needed to prevent a March run-off. Later it was declared that Préval had indeed won with 51.15% of votes.

About the photographer

Moises Saman

Moises Saman was born in 1974 in Lima, Peru, but spent most of his youth in Barcelona, Spain, after his family moved there. Moises studied communications and sociology in the Uni...

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