Former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier has made a shock return from exile to his quake hit homeland, claiming he wants to help rebuild his nation.
Duvalier, once the world’s youngest head of state at the age of 19, was forced to leave his country in 1986 following a popular uprising and pressure from the United States.
His unexpected return comes as Haiti is facing political uncertainty following the November elections, which have triggered fraud allegations.
The vote was held during a cholera epidemic in a country still recovering from a catastrophic earthquake that left over 300,000 people dead.
“Baby Doc” took power in 1971 after the death of his father, the feared François “Papa Doc” Duvalier.
Not everyone is happy about his homecoming after exile in Paris. The father-and-son Duvalier dynasty, marked a 28-year era of repression and corruption in the country.