If the Modern Revolutionary Party candidate maintains this trend, he could be the next president of this Caribbean Country.Full Story
The Caribbean country has become the first in the region to hold elections amid the severe health crisis.Full Story
The victim was identified as Julio Cesar Perez and was a member of the Modern Revolutionary Party.
The 16,001 enabled polling stations opened at 07h00 local time and will close their doors at 17h00.
The voters will have to comply with rigorous health measures to contain the COVID-19 spread.
So far, the Caribbean country had reported 33,387 COVID-19 cases and 754 deaths.
From June 17 to 18, 524 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded.
At least one million Haitians live in the country, most in irregular conditions. They survive in informal workplaces and live in makeshift domiciles.
The Central Electoral Board (JCE) formally began the municipal elections in which the mayors of the 158 municipalities of the country will be elected.
To date, polls indicate Carolina Mejía, daughter of former Dominican President Hipólito Mejía as a favourite.
On Feb. 16, the municipal elections were canceled due to a generalized failure in automated voting equipment.