Boniface Alexandre and Michel Martelly

Boniface Alexandre and Michel Martelly

Boniface Alexandre was a Haitian President from 2004 to 2006. He removed his predecessor, President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, by a Haitian coup d'état in 2004. Boniface Alexandre was the Chief Justice of the Haitian Supreme Court when President Aristide was removed on 29 February 1904. Thus, by virtue of his office Boniface Alexandre was in the normal line of succession to become the President and in fact, he assumed the charge in a brief ceremony within a few hours of President Aristide's resignation. During his presidency, Amnesty International accused his government on misbehavior, maltreatment and extreme untoward use of police force. Alexander was replaced by René Préval in February 2006 presidential election.

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