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6178: Clinton admonishes Haiti's new president (fwd)

From: nozier <nozier@tradewind.net>

 Thursday, 7 December, 2000, 20:57 GMT
  Clinton admonishes   Haiti's new president
  From the newsroom of the BBC World Service

   President Clinton has written to the  president-elect of Haiti,
Jean-Bertrand Aristide,   calling for firm action to restore confidence
in  the country's democracy.  The United States embassy in
Port-au-Prince,  said Mr Clinton urged the authorities to  address what
he described as  well-documented election irregularities which   he said
called into question Haiti's commitment  to democracy.  Parliamentary
voting earlier this year was    marred by allegations of irregularities
and in  response, the opposition boycotted
 presidential elections last month in which Mr  Aristide was re-elected.

 Correspondents say that without action from   Mr Aristide, Haiti faces
further international  isolation and little help for its
poverty-stricken  population.