|54th President of Haiti
February 29, 2004 – May 14, 2006
|Prime Minister||Yvon Neptune
|Preceded by||Jean-Bertrand Aristide|
|Succeeded by||René Préval|
|Born||July 31, 1936|
Boniface Alexandre (born 31 July 1936) is a Haïtian politician . He served as acting president of Haïti from 2004 to 2006. The 2004 Haitian coup d'état removed President Jean-Bertrand Aristide from the Americas on February 29, 2004. Following this, Alexandre, as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and therefore next in the presidential line of succession, assumed the office of president. During Alexandre's acting presidency, Amnesty International reported "excessive use of force by police officers", extrajudicial executions, a lack of investigations into these, escalation of "unlawful killings and kidnappings by illegal armed groups", failure of officials to prevent and punish violence against women, dysfunctionality of the justice system, and forty or more people imprisoned without charge or trial.
He is a nephew of the country's first prime minister, Martial Célestin.
- "2006 Annual Report for Haiti". Amnesty International. 2006. Archived from the original on 2009-08-06. Retrieved 2009-08-06.
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