Duvalier aims for Haiti presidency

2011-01-19 22:39

kalahari.com

  • Haiti
    Read all about the worlds first black republic. Now R344.95
    buy now
Port-au-Prince - Ousted dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier hopes to be elected Haiti's next president, his aide said on Wednesday, just three days after the ex-leader ended 25 years in exile.

"We need to shake everything up so that the elections are annulled and new elections are held in which Duvalier can run," Henry Robert Sterlin, a former Haitian ambassador to France, told AFP.

"Then Bingo," he would be re-elected, added Sterlin, who presented himself as Duvalier's spokesperson.

The ousted dictator, who fled the Caribbean nation in 1986 amid a popular uprising against his iron-fisted rule, stunned Haitians with his surprise return late on Sunday.

Despite his repressive rule, he still enjoys some support here with opponents fearing he could seize advantage of the current political turmoil caused by disputed presidential elections.

International monitors on Wednesday said the November elections to replace President Rene Preval were tainted by fraud and irregularities, and suggested revising the results.

On Tuesday, prosecutors charged Duvalier with corruption, embezzlement of state funds during his 15-year rule and criminal association.

But his lawyer has dismissed the legal moves saying that the statute of limitations expired after 10 years.

- SAPA
Read more on:    jean-claude duvalier  |  haiti
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/Fashion
 

6 life hacks you simply have to know

A few simple tricks can make your life so much easier!

 
 

For chic geeks...

Device lets disabled people talk through their nose
It’s THIS easy for someone to steal your ATM pin!
This is why you should install iOS 8
17 photo illusions that look so real

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Jobs in Western Cape region

Compliance Officer

Claremont
DAV Professional Placement Group

Recruitment Consultant

Cape Town
Callforce Direct
R10 000 - R12 000 Per Month

Driver Code10

Cape Town
Ubusha Recruitment
R9 500 - R12 000 Per Month

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Pre-order your iPhone 6 at kalahari.com

Hurry and pre-order your own iPhone 6 now at SA’s favourite online store!

Bargain box – 60% off

Reduced prices, very limited stock. While stocks last. Hurry and shop now!

Mind blow low prices on electronics

Get either the Prestigio multiphone or Proline tablet 7” tablet for only R699. Offers valid while stocks last. Shop now!

30% off Barbie toys

Save 30% on all Barbie toys and accessories. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Baby extravanganza month at kalahari.com

Celebrate baby month with a wide range of awesome baby products. Offers valid while stocks last. Shop now.

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

It may feel like you are treading water and going nowhere fast. You may want to get off the merry go round. By pushing yourself...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.