Preval sworn in as Haiti's new president

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Rene Preval, the only president in Haiti's history to finish a five-year term, was sworn in Sunday to again lead the impoverished nation after decades of armed uprisings, lawlessness and foreign intervention.

In a brief ceremony in Parliament, Preval took the oath of office, and the Senate leader placed on him the presidential sash of the national colors - blue and red.

Afterward, Preval stood and waved as about 300 legislators and foreign diplomats, including Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Canadian Governor-General Michaelle Jean, gave him a standing ovation.

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Associated Press, May 14 2006, 9:56 PM

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