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#5273: Haiti's Aristide launches reelection bid (fwd)
Monday, 9 October, 2000, 23:50 GMT 00:50 UK
Haiti's Aristide launches reelection bid
The former president of Haiti, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, has officially
registered as a candidate in next month's presidential elections.
Mr Aristide declared his candidacy in front of the electoral authorities
in the capital,Port-au-Prince, as thousands of cheerin supporters
blocked roads outside. Four largely unknown candidates are also
contesting the presidency; the main opposition group the Democratic
Convergence is boycotting the vote in protest against alleged
regularities in parliamentary and municipal elections held in May.
From the newsroom of the BBC World Service