Historic meeting Michel Martelly and Jean-Bertrand Aristide

Historic meeting Michel Martelly and Jean-Bertrand Aristide

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As per news dated September 21, 2013, the Haitian President Michel Martelly, as part of the national reconciliation, had a private meeting with his predecessor, two-time President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. The meeting between the two leaders was on the part of a series of discussions between the President and the leaders of different opposition parties to resolve the impending crisis the country was heading to face for its failure to held overdue legislative and local elections. However, the details of their discussions were not disclosed to the press. The meeting was scheduled almost one week before a planned anti-government protests to mark the 12th anniversary of Aristide's first ouster as President. Aristide had served three different times as Haitian President: (i) in 1991, till he was removed in a coup; (ii) between 1994 and 1996; and (iii) from 2001 to 2004. On 28 February 2004, he was removed in a coup and within a disputed circumstance, arising out of violent rebellion, Aristide was flown out of the country by the U.S. His party, Fanmi Lavalas, was barred from participating the election of 2011.

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