Former Haitian president, coup leader dies

Thursday, June 28, 2018

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — Former Haitian coup leader Leuitenant General Henri Namphy is dead.

He died on Tuesday in the neighbouring Dominican Republic following a battle with lung cancer.

Namphy, who lived in exile in the Dominican Republic, headed Haiti's military-dominated Government after the fall of the Duvalier family dictatorship.

Namphy became head of the interim National Council of Government that took charge of Haiti in 1986 when Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier fled into exile in France.

He also served as president before he was ousted in a coup in 1988.

His presidency lasted only three months, and after being ousted he fled to the Dominican Republic.

He was 85.

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