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Elie Lescot  and Dumarsais Estime

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Elie Lescot and Dumarsais Estime

Here is a picture of two former Haitian presidents, Elie Lescot and Dumarsais Estime.

Unlike many previous governments in Haiti, Dumarsais Estime was not part of the opposition that fueled the uprising against the government of Élie Lescot.

Following several Month of political dealing under an interim government that was formed with Haitian, Dumarsais Estime was elected in a very close election that took place in August 1946. He was considered to be the first black Haitian president since the US occupation of Haiti.

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