Friday, February 10, 2006

Prodigal Son

Media are reporting a landslide by Rene Preval in the Haitian presidential race. Preval is described by as an ally of ousted leader Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

Aristide was deposed two years ago and has since accused the US of plotting his ousting. He is now in South Africa and will be allowed to come back as soon as the South Africans consider the situation stable enough.

Two things are for certain:

-If vote counting keeps its current trend Preval will be millionaire in political capital: 60% of the vote with levels of participation above 70%.

-Aristide will likely be a prodigal son for Haiti and the US will have to deal with other unfriendly leader.

We were too many and grandma gave birth, says a Spanish proverb.


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