2007 Photo Contest, General News, 3rd prize

Moises Saman


07 February, 2006

Before dawn, Haitian election workers prepare the ballots under candlelight in preparation for voting day at a polling station. Haitians went to the polls in February, for the first elections since President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was ousted in 2004. The elections passed relatively calmly, though some violence erupted over a long delay in announcing results, and after early reports indicated that favorite René Préval had not reached the 50% of poll needed to prevent a March run-off. Later it was declared that Préval, a former ally of President Aristide, 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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