Haitian general election, 1988

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General elections were held in Haiti on 17 January 1988,[1] after the Haitian presidential election, 1987 had been cancelled due to an election day massacre of voters either orchestrated or condoned by the Haitian military.[2] The elections were boycotted by most candidates who had contested the previous elections and turnout was lower than 4%.[2] The result was a victory for Leslie Manigat of the Rally of Progressive National Democrats. However, he was removed from office within a few months.[2]



Candidate Party Votes %
Leslie Manigat Rally of Progressive National Democrats 534,110 50.2
Hubert de Ronceray Movement for National Development 209,526 19.7
Gérard Philippe Auguste Peasant Worker Movement 151,391 14.2
Grégoire Eugène Social Christian Party 97,556 9.2
Alphonse Lahèns 34,371 3.2
Michel Lamartinière Honorat 16,550 1.6
Jean Théagène 15,113 1.4
Hugo Noël 2,892 0.3
Arnold Dumas 1,264 0.1
Hector Estimé 471 0.0
Dieuveuil Joseph 149 0.0
Lysias Verret 77 0.0
Edouard Francisque 59 0.0
Raphaël François 8 0.0
Invalid/blank votes -
Total 1,063,537 100
Source: Nohlen


  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume I, p381 ISBN 978-0-19-928357-6
  2. ^ a b c Haiti's Election Needs Help Carter Center