HAITI CANDIDATE WELCOMES DUVALIER

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STORY: HAITI CANDIDATE WELCOMES DUVALIER DATELINE: Jan. 21, 2011 LENGTH: 0:01:28 LOCATION: Port-au-Prince INTRO A key Haitian presidential candidate has welcomed the return of the country's ex-leader Jean-Claude Duvalier. Duvalier, who was ousted from power 25 years ago, has made a surpirse return to the Caribbean country, in the wake of disputed elections. PKG The 59-year-old Duvalier's return to Haiti last week has complicated the Island-Nation's political landscape in the wake of disputed presidential elections last November. Duvalier, who assumed power at the age of 19 in 1971 after his father Francois Duvalier died, was known for his authoritarian rule. His motives for returning to Haiti remain unclear, but an ongoing court investigation into allegations of corruption and human-rights abuses during his reign could keep him in the country indefinately. Since his return, the presidential candidates still vying for the top job have had little to say about Duvalier. But one Powered by www.newslook.com Producer : Xinhua News Agency

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