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Haiti election body starts slow process of tabulating votes

  • An electoral worker inputs data into a computer at a tabulation center in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, Nov. 21, 2016. Haiti's repeatedly derailed presidential election finally went off relatively smoothly Sunday as the troubled nation tries to get its shaky democracy on a firmer foundation after nearly a year of being led by a provisional government. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

    An electoral worker inputs data into a computer at a tabulation center in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, Nov. 21, 2016. Haiti's repeatedly derailed presidential election finally went off relatively smoothly Sunday as the troubled nation tries to get its shaky democracy on a firmer foundation after nearly a year of being led by a provisional government. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Electoral workers inputs data at a tabulation center in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, Nov. 21, 2016. Haiti's repeatedly derailed presidential election finally went off relatively smoothly Sunday as the troubled nation tries to get its shaky democracy on a firmer foundation after nearly a year of being led by a provisional government. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

    Electoral workers inputs data at a tabulation center in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, Nov. 21, 2016. Haiti's repeatedly derailed presidential election finally went off relatively smoothly Sunday as the troubled nation tries to get its shaky democracy on a firmer foundation after nearly a year of being led by a provisional government. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Electoral workers count ballots at a polling station in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016. Haiti's repeatedly derailed presidential election got underway more than a year after an initial vote was annulled. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

    Electoral workers count ballots at a polling station in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016. Haiti's repeatedly derailed presidential election got underway more than a year after an initial vote was annulled. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)  (The Associated Press)

Nearly 1,000 Haitian election workers are doing shifts inside a warehouse tabulating the results of presidential and legislative elections supposed to return their drifting homeland back to full constitutional order.

No election results are expected to be issued by Haiti's Provisional Electoral Council before Sunday despite an apparent low turnout.

Many voter tallies reported by polling places are still being brought to the capital from districts across the mountainous country with no shortage of dilapidated roads. Election workers at schools used as polling stations worked throughout the night counting votes by candlelight and lanterns.

International and local observers on Monday gave the redo elections relatively high marks. They urged Haitian citizens to wait patiently for the official results as political factions claim victory or vote rigging.