Aristide Forces See Opposition Collapse: Haiti's Economic Reforms, International Assistance Appear in Jeopardy
Carter, Tom, The Washington Times (Washington, DC)
The resignation this week of Haitian Premier Rosny Smarth, who accused his opponents of election fraud, has given anti-reform candidates led by former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide a clear field in runoff elections Sunday, analysts said yesterday.
The outcome could decide the future of Haitian economic reforms - privatization of utilities, government downsizing and lowered tariffs - demanded by the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank in exchange for aid.
"Clearly the political forces of Aristide and [Haitian President] Rene Preval have the upper hand," said Georges Fauriol, Americas program director at the Center for Strategic and International …
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Publication information: Article title: Aristide Forces See Opposition Collapse: Haiti's Economic Reforms, International Assistance Appear in Jeopardy. Contributors: Carter, Tom - Author. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: June 12, 1997. Page number: 15. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 1997 Gale Group.
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