Micha Gaillard

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Michel "Micha" Gaillard (1957 – January 14, 2010) was a Haitian politician and university professor.

Political role[edit]

He was a major voice of opposition against the 2004 coup d'état which ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. In 2005, he helped found the Fusion of Haitian Social Democrats political party.[1]

2010 earthquake[edit]

According to Jean-Robert Saget, Haitian ambassador to Germany, Gaillard was killed in the 2010 Haiti earthquake.[2] Gaillard, who was attending a meeting at the Ministry of Justice when the quake struck, survived the initial disaster but died of his injuries a day and a half later, at roughly 4:15 am on January 14.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Charles, Jacqueline (January 18, 2010). "A nation loses part of its heart with demise of the biggest thinkers". The Miami Herald. Miami, Florida. Retrieved 19 January 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Haitian ministers reported dead in quake". Berlin. Deutsche Presse-Agentur. 2010-01-15. Archived from the original on January 19, 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-17. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)