Lesly Saint-Roc François Manigat passed away at the age of 84

We just learned the sad news. Professor Lesly Saint-Roc François Manigat who has been sick for a long time finally left us. According to his wife Mirlande Manigat, he passed away this morning (June 27, 2014) in his sleep at his home.


Born on August 16, 1930 in Port-au-Prince, Leslie François Manigat was Director of Political Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the 1950s.

In 1963, Mr Manigat was imprisoned two months under the reign of Francois Duvalier. Upon his release, he went into exile in France, then the United States and Venezuela.

In 1970, Mr. Leslie François Manigat married Mirlande Hippolyte, a fellow expert in constitutional law.

Leslie François Manigat created the Rally of Progressive National Democrats (RDNP) in 1979

He became a candidate for President at the elections that took place Nov. 29, 1987.

In 1988, he became president after a Provisional Electoral Council said that he won the presidential election of January 17, 1988 that was undemocratic . Voter turnout was well under 10%. He was overthrown by Gen. Henri Namphy on June 20, 1988 in a Haitian coup d'état.

His wife, Mirlande Manigat, was a candidate in the presidential elections of 2010.

Kreyol Pale, Kreyol Kompran...

Nou jis aprann ke Frofesè Leslie François Manigat mouri matin-an. Profesè-a mouri lakay li devan madam li, Mirlande Manigat.

Profesè Manigar te gin yon gran Karyè.

Nan ane 1963, Francois Duvalier te mete li nan prizon paceke yo di ke li te nan yon mouvman politik.

Apre lisoti nan prizon, François Manigat te exile an France, Eta Zini ay Venezuela

An 1970, Mr. Leslie François Manigat marye ak Mirlande Hippolyte

An 1979, li creye Pati politik RDNP

An 1988, li te fè yon kout prezidan, min Gen. Henri Namphy ba li yon cou d'etat

An 1987, li te candida pou prezidan nan eleksyon an Ayiti

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Raymond Lafontant says...

He was one of the brightest Haitian intellectual in history and politics.

unfortunately, we never follow his advise.

Rest in peace

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