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Ertha Pascal-Trouillot and Jean Bertrand Aristide

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Ertha Pascal-Trouillot and Jean Bertrand Aristide

On 6 January 1991, as president Jean Bertrand Aristide was declared winner of the election, following the exile of Jean-Claude Duvalier, a coup D'Etat was orchestrated by Roger Lafontant, a Tonton Macoute leader. The coup D'Etat was done to pre-empt an Aristide presidency took place. Following the coup, Roger Lafontant, seized the provisional president Ertha Pascal-Trouillot and declared himself president.
This was a short lived action. The Haitian population and a large numbers of Aristide supporters took to the streets to protest the Coup D'Etat. Roger Lafontant declared martial law. However, under the commend of General Herard Abraham, the Haitian army crushed the incipient coup and reestablished order

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