Here is a picture of former haitian President Boniface Alexandre with his Prime Minister Gerard Latortue.
A few presidents ago, Haiti was faced with the President/Prime Minister team that was Boniface Alexandre and Gerard Latortue. The former became President following the 2004 coup on Jean-Bertrand Aristide. He and his former UN Prime Minister, Latortue, ran an administration that became the subject of reports worldwide of unlawful imprisonments, extrajudicial killings, excessive police force, unlawful killings, etc. During their run, their administration was not recognized by some international governments, though they were recognized by the U.N. and the United States.
Before Boniface Alexandre became the President, he was an honest, competent Supreme Court Chief Justice in a judicial system fraught with corruption. When President Aristide fled the country, he took charge as the President of the country under the constitution. Despite his declaration that he was in charge, Haitian constitution called for approving his appointment by the Parliament. Further, his appointment was unapproved by the legislature because the lawmakers' terms had expired much before in the beginning of that year. Alexandre was raised by his uncle, former Haitian Prime Minister Martial Célestin. He joined Court of Appeals in 1980s and in 1990, became a member of the 12 Supreme Court before he was appointed as the Chief Justice about a decade later.
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.
Boniface Alexandre was born on July 31, 1936. He is a Haïtian politician .Boniface Alexandre was a Haïtian politician who served as acting president of Haïti from 2004 to 2006. He got into power, following a 2004 Haitian coup d'etat that removed President Jean-Bertrand Aristide in office. He was the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and therefore next in the presidential line of succession
Here is a picture illustrating the number of former Haitian presidents currently living in Haiti. By May, 2011, the country will have a record number of former presidents. themlist includes: Jean-claude Duvalier, Jean Bertrand Aristide, Prosper Avril, H rard Abraham, Ertha Pascal-Trouillot, Lesly Manigat, boniface alexandre, Rene Preval
This will be the first time that happen in the history of Haiti.