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The World

December 22, 1987

Conservative industrialist Thomas Desulme announced that he will not run in next month's rescheduled elections in Haiti, becoming the fifth candidate to withdraw from the violence-ridden presidential campaign. Desulme, 75, said his National Labor Party is withdrawing because the elections are no longer under the control of an independent commission. The military-led provisional government of Lt. Gen. Henri Namphy last month replaced the commission with a new council chosen by the government. The Nov. 29 election was canceled after three hours of voting because of violence that left at least 34 dead.

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