Jean-Bertrand Aristide Biography
(39th President of Haiti)
Birthday: July 15, 1953 (Cancer)
Born In: Port-Salut, Haiti
Famous as the first elected President of Haiti, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, is a staunch supporter of democracy. When he ended the dictatorship in Haiti, which had taken a toll on the country, he became the people’s favorite as their new leader. Under him the country’s failing economy started reviving and most importantly he brought the army under civilian control . Though he could not remain in power for long, owing to constant coups led by his opponents, he gave Haiti the promise of a better future. He was sent to exile more than once, but on his return in 2011, he continued his unfinished revolutionary works. Despite four failed assassination attempts on him, Aristide remains unaffected and continues to work for the poor and the downtrodden. A priest turned politician, he is staunch exponent of the liberation theology which believes in liberating people from all forms of injustice and sufferings. Since, Haiti has been suffering under poverty since ages Aristide strived hard to rescue his people by giving several benefits and facilities which were unavailable to them before. He says “for me the people remain at the very core of our struggle” and this is the reason he wants that people should be given the choice of electing their leader. To know more about this political figure and proponent of democracy in Haiti, read his biography below.