Prominent Haiti hotelier: Aristide rebuilding political party

A prominent hotelier in Haiti says former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide is trying to rebuild his political party as the country prepares for elections.

Richard Morse said Sunday that he has met three times over the past two weeks with the two-time leader to discuss the possibility of the hotelier's wife Lunise Exume Morse running under Aristide's party as a senatorial candidate in upcoming legislative and local elections.

This is the first sign to suggest Aristide is taking on a role in Haitian politics since he returned from exile in 2011. Since then, Aristide has not been seen in public and his supporters say he's been rebuilding his medical school.

Haiti was supposed to hold elections in 2011 but the authorities weren't able to form an electoral council until last month because of infighting.