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Evans Paul (born 25 November 1955), also known as Compère Plume;[1] shortened as K-Plume (KP),[2][3] is a Haitian politician and former president of the Democratic United Committee. 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.[4][5] He was leader of the Convergence Démocratique prior to the 2004 Haitian coup d'état which overthrew Aristide.[6] On December 25, 2014, President Michel Martelly announced Evans Paul as Haiti's new prime minister.[7][8] On February 2, 2016, he resigned. He remained in his position due to an agreement signed on 6 February, until a prime minister could be reached by consensus and an interim president could be elected by Parliament for a 120-day term.[9]

Evans Paul
17th Prime Minister of Haiti
In office
16 January 2015 – 26 February 2016
PresidentMichel Martelly
Jocelerme Privert (Provisional)
Preceded byFlorence Duperval Guillaume
Succeeded byFritz Jean
Personal details
Born (1955-11-25) 25 November 1955 (age 63)
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Political partyDemocratic Alliance Party
Other political
Democratic Convergence
Spouse(s)Irene Ridore

He used to host the program "Plume" on Radio Caraïbes from 1974 to 1976, hence where he had gotten his nickname.[3]


  1. ^ Hugeux, Vincent, ed. (10 June 1994). "Compère Plume», dauphin d'Haïti". L'Express. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
  2. ^ Luné Roc, Pierre Louis, ed. (25 December 2011). "Communication et espace public: Une reconstruction à travers l'espace public politique Haïtien". p. 127. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
  3. ^ a b Primature République d'Haïti - Biographie du Premier ministre ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  4. ^ "Indepth Haiti :Key Players". CBC News Online. February 22, 2006. Retrieved 2008-10-21.
  5. ^ "Evans Paul". Haiti Election 2005. Archived from the original on 2007-08-12. Retrieved 2008-10-21.
  6. ^ 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.’
  7. ^ Press, ed. (25 December 2015). "Haiti leader names Evans Paul as new prime minister". Yahoo! News. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
  8. ^ Press, ed. (25 December 2015). "Evans Paul new Prime Minister of Haiti". Haiti Libre. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
  9. ^ McFadden, David, ed. (6 February 2016). "An official with the Organization of American States tells The Associated Press that top Haitian leaders have reached an agreement to install a provisional government less than a day before President Michel Martelly is scheduled to step down". US News. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
Political offices
Preceded by
Florence Duperval Guillaume
Prime Minister of Haiti
Succeeded by
Fritz Jean