Haitian general election, 1987

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The 1987 Haitian presidential election took place on 29 November 1987. The election was canceled after troops led by Service d'Intelligence National member Col Jean Claude Paul massacred 30 - 300 voters on election day.[1] Jimmy Carter later wrote that "Citizens who lined up to vote were mowed down by fusillades of terrorists' bullets. Military leaders, who had either orchestrated or condoned the murders, moved in to cancel the election and retain control of the Government."[2]

The election was followed several months later by the Haitian presidential election, 1988, which was boycotted by almost all the previous candidates, and saw turnout of just 4%.[3]

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  1. ^ Whitney, Kathleen Marie (1996), "Sin, Fraph, and the CIA: U.S. Covert Action in Haiti", Southwestern Journal of Law and Trade in the Americas, Vol. 3, Issue 2 (1996), pp. 303-332. p319
  2. ^ Jimmy Carter, Carter Center, 1 October 1990, Haiti's Election Needs Help
  3. ^ "Two months later, these generals conducted an election that was boycotted by almost all the previous candidates and in which fewer than 4 percent of the people voted; the victor was peremptorially removed when he dared to exert some independence as president." - Jimmy Carter, Carter Center, 1 October 1990, Haiti's Election Needs Help