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Aristide Returns

NPR's Gerry Hadden reports that ballots are still being counted in Haiti's presidential election yesterday, but the outcome is almost certain — victory by Jean Bertrande Aristide), the former priest who became Haiti's first democratically elected president eleven years ago. He was toppled by a military coup in 1991 and then restored to power by US forces in 1994. Aristide was forced to step down in 1996 by term limits. And his win this year is controversial. Six other candidates chose not to campaign for fear of violence. Opponents said turnout was extremely low because of intimidation by Aristide's Lavalas Party.

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