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Former Haiti Prime Minster, Marc Louis Bazin, dead at 78 0

Posted on June 16, 2010 by Nick

Former Haiti Prime Minister, Marc Louis Bazin Former presidential candidate, Marc Louis Bazin, who lost Haiti’s first free presidential election in 1990 and went on to become prime minister, died Wednesday June 16, 2010 in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. He was 78.

Patrick Michel, the leader of Bazin’s political party, said the former premier died of cancer.

Bazin came up short for the presidency twice, most famously a 1990 landslide loss to populist priest who’s now in exile, Jean-Bertrand Aristide. A coup followed, and the Haitian generals who ousted Aristide made Bazin prime minister. He held the position for a year before resigning.

After Aristide was again ousted in 2004, Bazin ran against dozens of other candidates for the presidency but lost to current President Rene Preval. Read the rest of this entry →

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