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6250: Haiti opposition announces parallel government (fwd)

From: nozier <nozier@tradewind.net>

 Saturday, 16 December, 2000, 00:58 GMT
 Haiti opposition announces parallel  government

  A group of opposition parties in Haiti has announced the creation of a
provisional           government in protest against the recent
re-election of Jean-Bertrand Aristide as the       country's president.
The Democratic Convergence said it would  form an alternative
administration which would  oversee elections for what it said would be
 legitimate government. The opposition boycotted the presidential
voting last month, alleging the process was a  sham.  According to
official results, Mr Aristide won
 with more than ninety per cent support.  Last week, president Clinton
urged him to        address what he described as  well-documented
election irregularities which he said called into question Haiti's
commitment  to democracy.

>From the newsroom of the BBC World Service