Leslie Manigat, the 43rd President of Haiti and Renowned Scholar

Leslie Manigat who features in the history of Haiti as the 43rd president is one of the significant icons in the history of Haiti. He was born in 1931 and is a teacher by profession. Though his reign was short-lived lasting from February 1988 to June 1988, he is one of the presidents who have risen to the throne through a democratic election. He overpowered Henri Namphy in 1988 general elections but he was overthrown by the same person in 1988 through a coup d'etat.


Leslie Manigat has been a prominent scholar and has a slew of books and thesis to his name. He is also known with his significant contribution in Haiti's Newspapers through article writing. His teaching career has paved his way to prominent universities around the globe. He has lectured at Yale University, University of Paris, University of West Indies and Johns Hopkins University. Majoring in history, he has made significant impact among many students as he is quite rich in the subject. His involvement in essay writing also made him rank high in Literature which has attracted a Grand Prize in Literature at Book Fair Miami.

His passion for his country has been very outstanding and he recently undertook an initiative to give a lecture on "Haiti's Possible Future ". The lecture which was held at Amphitheater back in 2009 was mainly addressing the current challenges that Haiti is facing. As a scholar, he expressed his concern and spoke his mind out on possible solutions which can transform Haiti from a Failed State to a Developed Country in the near future.

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