Evans Paul

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Evans Paul
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Head of State of Haiti
Interim
Assumed office
7 February 2016
Prime Minister Himself
Preceded by Michel Martelly
(as President of Haiti)
Prime Minister of Haiti
Assumed office
16 January 2015
President Michel Martelly (2015-2016)
Himself (2016-)
Preceded by Florence Duperval Guillaume
(Acting)
Personal details
Born (1955-11-25) 25 November 1955 (age 60)
Political party Democratic Alliance Party
Spouse(s) Irene Ridore

Evans Paul, called K-plume (KP), (born 25 November 1955) is a Haitian politician and former president of the Democratic United Committee (Komite inite Demokratik, KID). He was elected mayor of Port-au-Prince in the 1990 elections that brought Jean-Bertrand Aristide's National Front for Change and Democracy party to power. He made an unsuccessful run for President of Haiti in the 2006 elections under the Democratic Alliance Party banner.[1][2] He was leader of the Convergence Démocratique prior to the 2004 Haitian coup d'état which overthrew Aristide.[3] On December 25, 2014, President Michel Martelly announced via Twitter his nomination of Evans Paul as Haiti's new prime minister.[4] On February 2, 2016, he resigned. He remained in office due to an agreement signed on 6 February and also became interim head of state until a new transitional president could be named.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Indepth Haiti :Key Players". CBC News Online. February 22, 2006. Retrieved 2008-10-21. 
  2. ^ "Evans Paul". Haiti Election 2005. Retrieved 2008-10-21. 
  3. ^ DeLong, Seth (2004-12-21). "Aiding Oppression in Haiti". CounterPunch. Archived from the original on 2015-09-20. Prior to the coup, the opposition groups – mainly the Group of 184 and the Democratic Convergence – refused to negotiate with Aristide. At the time, Democratic Convergence leader Evans Paul stated, ‘We are willing to negotiate through which door [President Aristide] leaves the palace, through the front door or the back door.’ 
  4. ^ http://www.hougansydney.com/whats-happening-in-haiti/breaking-news-evans-paul-nominated-as-haiti-s-new-prime-minister
Political offices
Preceded by
Michel Martelly
as President of Haiti
Head of State of Haiti
Interim

2016–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Florence Duperval Guillaume
Acting
Prime Minister of Haiti
2015–present
Incumbent