FLASH... Lesly Manigat is Dead

Former Haitian president Leslie François Manigat, who was ousted in a 1988 military coup after serving only a few months, died on Friday after a long battle with cancer. He was 83.

Manigat helped lead political efforts to restore democracy to Haiti in the 1980s at the end of nearly three decades of dictatorship by François "Papa Doc" Duvalier and his son Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier.

A teacher turned politician, Manigat led the Assembly of Progressive National Democrats party (RNDP), a center-left party he founded in the 1970s. He was a candidate in the elections in November 1987, which were aborted after security forces opened fire on voters.

After a new round of elections, he served as president from February to June in 1988 before being ousted in a military coup led by General Henri Namphy.

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Sem M Philippe says...

7/1/2014 by: Sem Moise Philippe

I am sorry if you have taken my comments in a negative way. I am just trying to be constructive based on my own views towards a better Haiti.

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Patrick Princivil says...

I am not sad for the dead, but Lesly Manigat had a desire to make Haïti better, Leslie Manigat was a President who stand in front of the American's government to feed the Haitian's nation 3 times a day, I don't know what deal he made with General Henri Nanphi, when a President care about about Haitian's suffering it mean something for me. All I can say if he repent before he dies, God will save him, next.

Let's us focus on President Martelly to lead Haïti for a minimum 12 years, I give him credit, but he has to remove Carnaval, rara etc in that country.

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