Haiti. According to
Countryaah official website, the political crisis in Haiti triggered by the
elections in April 1997 continued throughout the year.
Congress repeatedly refused to approve the prime ministerial
candidate presented by President René Préval, which is why
Haiti has been without government for more than 2 years. The
opposition party OPL (Organization du Peuple en Lutte)
claimed that Préval was trying to maneuver back President
Jean-Bertrand Aristide to power. The crisis worsened in
March when OPL Senator Yves Toussaint was murdered,
according to OPL on the instigation of Préval and Aristide.
On March 8, however, an agreement was reached which meant
that Jacques Édouard Alexis was approved as prime minister
against the formation of a new electoral council and new
parliamentary elections to be held in December. Already in
July, the 1997 election results were formally canceled.
However, no elections were held at the end of the year, but