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Birthday
17, 1943
Birthplace
Haiti
Death Date
Mar 3, 2017 (74)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
17, 1943
Birthplace
Haiti
Death Date
Mar 3, 2017 (74)

About

After serving a brief term as Prime Minister of Haiti, this Fanmi Lavalas-turned-Lespwa party politician became a two-term President of Haiti, serving from 1996-2001 and again from 2006-2011. 

Before Fame

An agronomist by trade, he attended the College of Gembloux; Belgium's University of Leuven; and Italy's University of Pisa. He began his political career by serving as Haitian Minister of Interior and National Defense.

Trivia

Before entering politics, he owned and operated a Port-au-Prince bakery and worked on behalf of Haitian charitable organizations.

Family Life

His first two marriages, to Geri Benoit and Solange Lafontant, ended in divorce. He married his third wife, Elisabeth Delatour, in 2009. 

Associated With

In 2011, he was succeeded in office by musician-turned-politician Michel Martelly