In 1990, Aristide was elected president with 67% of the vote. After 7 months he was deposed by a military junta that ruled with violence and cruelty until 1994 when Clinton sent troops and restored Aristide. The next election was in 1996. The Haitian Constitution forbids consecutive terms. Aristide endorsed Rene Preval who won. In 2000, Aristide was re-elected by a large majority. His criticism of the US and popularity among the poor made him a target of right-wing US politicians such as Jesse Helms. The US has blocked loans from the IDB (Inter-American Development Bank) and others, and has withdrawn most support.