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The Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Haiti called yesterday to respect the norms pre-established in the electoral process, after the electoral court ordered the verification of 12 percent of the Presidential elections' ballots.

The OAS Observer Mission reiterated the importance of the final phases of the electoral process to be carried out "according to pre-established norms and in a climate of calm".

The OAS also called on all actors to "engage responsibly in order to bring this process to its proper conclusion."

The mission, led by former Uruguayan senator Juan Raúl Ferreira, found that political parties are making use of available legal channels to present their claims and concerns.

130 members OAS electoral observation mission team arrives in Haiti for Sunday's presidential election

The Organization will continue in Haiti until the final results are published.

According to the provisional results, the winner of the first round was Jovenel Moise, candidate of the Haitian Tet Kale Party (PHTK), with 55.67 percent of the votes.

Candidate Jude Celestin came in second, with 19.52 percent of the vote.