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Haiti: Revoked Electoral Council President Intercepted at Airport

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The former President of the Provisional Electoral Council, Gaillot Dorsinvil, was stopped at the Toussaint Louverture International Airport on Friday by immigration officials and received by the government prosecutor.

Reports say the Dorsinvil had already boarded a plane headed for the United States and was forced to debark.

The decision was taken by the Government Prosecutor in Port-au-Prince, Constant Lionel Bourgouin.

Dorsinvil's passport was taken by immigration officials. He was not arrested but invited to answer question of the head of prosecutions.

Earlier on Friday, this same day, Dorsinvil and the members of the Provisional Electoral Council were dismissed by presidential decree.

Considered to have been on the lam, Dorsinvil had not appeared in public since late October 2011 but appeared on Monday at the electoral offices. An order had been given on December 21st allowing movement of electoral advisers.

Gaillot Dorsinvil presided over elections marred with fraud, inconsistencies and unexplained reversals of competing candidates.

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