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Haiti holds final round of election cycle started in 2015

  • Voters gather at a marketplace being used as a voting center in the Canape Vert neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. Haiti is holding a final round of legislative contests that close a repeatedly derailed election cycle that started in 2015. (AP Photo/David McFadden)

    Voters gather at a marketplace being used as a voting center in the Canape Vert neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. Haiti is holding a final round of legislative contests that close a repeatedly derailed election cycle that started in 2015. (AP Photo/David McFadden)  (The Associated Press)

  • A woman votes during legislative elections in the Canape Vert neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. Haiti is holding a final round of legislative contests that close a repeatedly derailed election cycle that started in 2015. (AP Photo/David McFadden)

    A woman votes during legislative elections in the Canape Vert neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. Haiti is holding a final round of legislative contests that close a repeatedly derailed election cycle that started in 2015. (AP Photo/David McFadden)  (The Associated Press)

  • Benite Oramise shows her ink-stained thumb, marked by election workers to indicate she voted, at a polling station in the Bel Air neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. Haiti is holding a final round of legislative contests that close a repeatedly derailed election cycle that started in 2015. (AP Photo/David McFadden)

    Benite Oramise shows her ink-stained thumb, marked by election workers to indicate she voted, at a polling station in the Bel Air neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. Haiti is holding a final round of legislative contests that close a repeatedly derailed election cycle that started in 2015. (AP Photo/David McFadden)  (The Associated Press)

Haiti is holding a final round of legislative contests that close a repeatedly derailed election cycle that started in 2015.

President-elect Jovenel Moise's political faction and its allies are hoping to increase their majority in the Parliament in Sunday's eight Senate runoffs.

Voters are also choosing 5,500 municipal authorities in local elections that are years overdue and whose tardiness has frustrated many.

Alix Pierre is one of hundreds of voters who flocked to a polling station in the Canape Vert section of Haiti's capital. He says he was relieved elections were concluding "after it took such a long time."

Turnout elsewhere appears to be paltry, with numerous voting centers reporting only a trickle of voters.

Moise's oath-of-office ceremony is slated for Feb. 7.