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March 18, 2011

Warm welcome greets Aristide on return to Haiti

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti —

He was reclusive in exile, doing academic research and earning a doctorate from the University of South Africa for a comparative study of Zulu and Haitian Creole.

President Barack Obama was concerned enough about Aristide's possibly destabilizing influence to call South African President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday and discuss the matter, U.S. National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor told The Associated Press.

The initial Nov. 28 vote was so troubled by fraud, disorganization, instances of violence and voter intimidation that 12 of the 19 candidates, including the front-runners, initially called for it to be tossed out. A team of OAS experts eventually determined the results were flawed, and the government-backed was dropped from the runoff.

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Associated Press writer Jacob Kushner contributed to this report.

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