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Jean-Bertrand Aristide

Former President of Haiti
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Net worth 2018: $800 Million
Residence: Port-Salut, Haiti
Country: Haitians
BirthDay: 15 July 1953
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Height: 1.64 m

Jean-Bertrand Aristide was bornon 15 July 1953 in Port-Salut, Haiti, Haitians, is Former President of Haiti. Famous as the first elected President of Haiti, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, is a staunch supporter of democracy. When he ended the dictatorship in Haiti, which had taken a toll on the country, he became the people’s favorite as their new leader. Under him the country’s failing economy started reviving and most importantly he brought the army under civilian control . Though he could not remain in power for long, owing to constant coups led by his opponents, he gave Haiti the promise of a better future. He was sent to exile more than once, but on his return in 2011, he continued his unfinished revolutionary works. Despite four failed assassination attempts on him, Aristide remains unaffected and continues to work for the poor and the downtrodden. A priest turned politician, he is staunch exponent of the liberation theology which believes in liberating people from all forms of injustice and sufferings. Since, Haiti has been suffering under poverty since ages Aristide strived hard to rescue his people by giving several benefits and facilities which were unavailable to them before. He says “for me the people remain at the very core of our struggle” and this is the reason he wants that people should be given the choice of electing their leader. To know more about this political figure and proponent of democracy in Haiti, read his biography below.


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Protests for the return of Aristide had already begun in Haiti and on 18 March 2011 he reached Haiti


While in exile, he received a fellowship at the University of South Africa and on 25 April 2007 he earned a doctorate in African languages


He was exiled once again in 2004 to Central African Republic first, and then to South Africa


He built 195 new primary schools and 104 secondary schools and between 2001 and 2004 during his tenure, there was a significant rise in the number of children going to schools


It also had a strong hold on the Provincial Election Commission which enabled him to win the presidential elections of 2000


In 1996, he formed a party called the ‘Fanmi Lavalas’ which won 2000 legislative elections


He completed the remaining twenty-seven months of his term before the next elections in 1995


He was forced to resign on 29 September 1991 and was exiled after some days


This revolutionary who was also a priest became the President of Haiti in 1990 in the nation’s first free election


Four attempts to assassinate him were carried out, the most popular one being the St Jean Bosco massacre undertaken on 11 September 1988


A while later, he headed a movement called the "ti legliz movement” and in September 1985 he was ordained in the St


In 1982, he returned to his homeland to be ordained as a priest


In 1979, the State University of Haiti bestowed him a bachelor’s degree in psychology


He attended the College Notre Dame in Cap-Ha�tien, from where he graduated with honors in 1974


He went to the Salesians of Don Bosco, a Roman Catholic Institute in 1958, where he was taught by priests

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