|President Leslie Manigat|
Role Haitian Politician
Name Mirlande Manigat
|Succeeded by Henri Namphy|
Preceded by Henri Namphy
Spouse Leslie Manigat
|Born November 3, 1940 (age 75)
Miragoane, Haiti (1940-11-03) |
Political party Rally of Progressive National Democrats
Party Rally of Progressive National Democrats
Education University of Paris, Sorbonne
Similar People Leslie Manigat, Jude Celestin, Michel Martelly, Rene Preval, Jean‑Bertrand Aristide
Michel martelly mirlande manigat presidential debate full video
Mirlande Manigat (born Mirlande Hyppolite in Miragoâne, on November 3, 1940) is a Haitian politician and candidate in the 2010 presidential election. She is the widow of former president Leslie Manigat.
- Michel martelly mirlande manigat presidential debate full video
- Haiti elections mirlande manigat going to round 2 her reactions
- 2010 presidential election
Haiti elections mirlande manigat going to round 2 her reactions
2010 presidential election
Mirlande Manigat was the presidential candidate for the Rally of Progressive National Democrats (RDNP) centre-right party. On October 18, 2010, Dr. Manigat also received the endorsement of the Collectif pour le Renouveau Haïtien (COREH).
Her platform for the presidency included a focus on education of the youth of Haiti, and lifting the long-standing and restrictive constitutional conditions on dual nationality. She specifically promoted opening government positions for members of the Haitian diaspora. Manigat also aimed for a more independent Haitian state, one less reliant upon and subject to foreign governments and NGOs.
Like 2010 presidential candidate Michel Martelly, Manigat initially called for November 28, 2010 presidential votes to be canceled given the widespread allegations of fraud in the first round, but backtracked after reports surfaced that she had polled well.