Guy Philippe Registered As Candidate for Senator of Haiti
On April 17, 2015, Guy Philippe the son of a former mayor, a former Haitian police chief, has registered his nomination for contesting the August 9 election to become a Senator of the Republic. Guy Philippe (born February 29, 1968) is a Haitian politician, who led the 2004 Haitian coup d'état that ousted Jean-Bertrand Aristide. He was a presidential candidate in the 2006 Haitian general election. Philippe was trained by US Special Forces in Ecuador in the early 1990s. He will contest under the banner of the Consortium of Political Parties, a coalition of dozens of Tèt Kale leaning political parties originated during the El Rancho Accord in 2014. He served as the Head of the Haitian National Police from 1997 to 1999. Philippe is often accused of being a death squad leader under Jean-Claude 'Baby Doc' Duvalier, responsible for the deaths of dozens of suspected gang members as per Human Rights watch.