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December 04, 1987

Calling for "real revolution," a popular Haitian priest joined in denouncing the military junta for allowing the island nation's first scheduled elections in 30 years to be wiped out by brutal violence. "Elections are not possible with this criminal government, which wants rigged elections to put a (Tontons) Macoute in office," Father Jean Bertrand Aristide told Roman Catholics in Port-au-Prince. Lt. Col. Henri Namphy and his governing council ordered reorganization of the civilian Electoral Council, but his own soldiers and the Tontons Macoutes militia were blamed for the terror that forced cancellation of the election after 34 people had been killed and 75 injured.

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