Boniface Alexandre (born 31 July 1936) is a Haitian politician.
|President of Haiti|
29 February 2004 – 14 May 2006
|Prime Minister||Yvon Neptune|
|Preceded by||Jean-Bertrand Aristide|
|Succeeded by||René Préval|
|Born||31 July 1936|
Alexandre was raised by his uncle, Martial Célestin. Trained as a lawyer, he worked for a law firm in Port-au-Prince for 25 years before being appointed to the Supreme Court in 1992. President Aristide later appointed him as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in 2002.
He served as provisional president of Haiti from 2004 to 2006 after Aristide relinquished the presidency. The 2004 Haitian coup d'état removed President Jean-Bertrand Aristide from the Americas on 29 February 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.
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