Haiti disqualifies 2 more candidates for disruptions during elections, bringing total to 16

Election authorities in Haiti have disqualified two more candidates for disruptions during legislative elections earlier this month, bringing the total of barred candidates to 16.

Voters in the Aug. 9 elections were filling two-thirds of the 30-member Senate and the entire 119-member Chamber of Deputies. Results have not been announced.

Earlier this week, the Provisional Electoral Council said it disqualified 14 candidates for involvement in various violent disturbances that marred voting.

Late Wednesday, the council announced it has disqualified two more candidates. They are Lubern Pierre of President Michel Martelly's political party and Jackson Momplaisir of the LAPEH faction. They were both running for deputy posts.

Election officials say Pierre displayed "aggression" toward two officials on election day, and Momplaisir was accused of assault and other disruptions.