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DutchLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 04:59 PM
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12. Was Aristide democratically elected? I doubt it.
In the 2000 presidential and parliamentary elections, President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and his Fanmi Lavalas party claimed victory with a turnout that hardly rose above 10 per cent of the voters. The opposition, as well as members of the international community, contested the results and accused the Government of manipulating them.


Aristide's party controlled the Provisional Election Commission. It declared the official results when counting had barely even began. It ignored the constitutional requirement for run-off.


Aristide also was caught up in drug trafficking, cronyism, and corruption (involving a number of telecom schemes).
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  -Nobody mentions Aristide. Manifestor_of_Light  Jan-17-10 02:54 PM   #0 
  - I have posted on about a dozen threads and I started one. I am obsessed with  peacetalksforall   Jan-17-10 02:59 PM   #1 
  - apparently he was not governing the way we wanted back then, so I don't know why he  bertman   Jan-17-10 03:02 PM   #2 
  - Do see sources here:  Ghost Dog   Jan-17-10 03:04 PM   #3 
  - he is certainly being mentioned on DU-- amy talked about him, and the international news is talking  niyad   Jan-17-10 03:23 PM   #4 
  - Aristide was not favorable for the Haitian elite (often mulattos) and the international businesses  FarCenter   Jan-17-10 03:28 PM   #5 
  - Aristide has been mentioning Aristide - and its been reported in the mainstream media  stray cat   Jan-17-10 03:47 PM   #6 
  - Ironies and history - my view  peacetalksforall   Jan-17-10 04:30 PM   #7 
  - President Chavez wasn't in office in 1991. He became president in 1999.  DutchLiberal   Jan-17-10 04:41 PM   #8 
  - You're right. I remembered it wrong. I think it's too late to edit it. Thanks.  peacetalksforall   Jan-17-10 06:17 PM   #14 
  - what bullshit. if you think there was a coup against  cali   Jan-17-10 04:46 PM   #9 
  - I started to write a reply, but then saw it was you, so I deleted it again...  DutchLiberal   Jan-17-10 05:00 PM   #13 
  - I apoligize for my mistake about Chavez - 1991. I'm not going to go into Zelaya. We were  peacetalksforall   Jan-17-10 06:22 PM   #16 
  - The second line is wrong. - 1991 - sorry.  peacetalksforall   Jan-17-10 06:19 PM   #15 
  - he was on CNN a couple days ago , saying he wanted to go back to his country..  flyarm   Jan-17-10 04:49 PM   #10 
  - Maybe bush and clinton will want to meet with him and  duphase   Jan-17-10 04:58 PM   #11 
  - Was Aristide democratically elected? I doubt it.  DutchLiberal   Jan-17-10 04:59 PM   #12 
  - Earthquake. n/t  Cessna Invesco Palin   Jan-17-10 06:43 PM   #17 

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