Monday, January 17, 2011

Surprising arrival of Haiti's former dictator "Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier

On Sunday Haiti's former dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier, comes back suddenly to the country after some 25 years expel, adding insecurity into an already chaotic situation.

He arrived in the Haitian capital when his nation tackling with a political turmoil, flashed by bogus charges in a presidential election. It was not right away obvious why the former dictator come back. He was landing along with his wife wearing a dark suit and tie welcomed followers at the busy Port-au-Prince airport.

The Duvalier family governed Haiti for 30 years beginning in 1957, when Francois "Papa Doc" Duvalier was voted president, later on he confirmed himself as president for life time. At the time of death1971, he was made it by his 19-year-old son, Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier. The younger Duvalier detained into power for 15 years before a riot enforced him to run away from the country. Broadly blamed of dishonesty, Duvalier has been living in France.

On their arriving the former ruler and his wife went to the Karibe Hotel, Duvalier's wife said to the small crowed of the people those reached at the hotel that her husband had firmed to come back to Haiti some time before, according to Ryan Flaherty, head of security for Project Medishare.
Duvalier said with a small crowd of Duvalier supporters outside of the hotel "There's distinct energy in the space right now,"

Flaherty said, the Haitian people don’t know weather their past ruler has Duvalier come back just for visit purpose, helping for earthquake relief or to participate in a political movement. The interest could be created when he speak to the reporters which is expected on Monday.
Patrick Hanson, a security officer for the United Nations in Haiti said that UN has restrained to its staff in Port-au-Prince until further notice or arrival purpose are not to be cleared. He said as small crowed have gathered in different parts of the city, they are peaceful and there is no aggression has been accounted.  Last week, Haiti celebrated the first anniversary of a destructing earthquake that gone approximately 200,000 people killed.

To celebrate the anniversary of biggest disaster on 12 January, the Haitian nation faces new challenge as Cholera plague that has lost at least 3,800 people and a political stalemate flashed by charges of fraudulent presidential election.  
Haiti's Provisional Electoral Council released first round election fallout in early December that gave former first lady Mirlande Manigat a win with 31.4% of the vote. Jude Celestin, President Rene Preval's elite descendent, came in following with 22.3% while popular musician Michel Martelly was third with 21.8%.

Though, according to the analysis of the results, which has been conducted by an Organization of American States monitoring team, said Martelly in fact had won 22.2% of the vote to Celestin's 21.9%, affording Martelly a spot in an excess election with Manigat.

An excess originally scheduled for Sunday, was canceled. According to the Haiti's constitution consents a new presidential term beginning on February 7, but there is an ambiguity whether that will occur.

A local business owner Anges Pierre-Louis said Haitians are keenly waiting to observe what the government will adopt as next step, now that Duvalier has come back."

There are number of parties here and combined sentiments that in fact very hard to consider what will be happened at this time," she said. We don’t think the next couple of days and weeks will carry changes.

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