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Yearbook 1999

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 the UN.

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