Port-au-Prince, Haiti.August 19, 1987..Protesters take cover at a Cathedral as the crowd attacks a suspected ton-ton-macoute and the police threaten to open fire prior to elections held on November 29th, the first attempt at a democratic election in Haiti. It was unsuccessful as 34 people were killed at a polling station and elections were moved up to February 1988...Leslie François Manigat won the election with many political parties boycotting. He had military backing but once in office he sought greater control over the military in an effort, to fight corruption. Manigat's government was overthrown by General Henri Namphy within months.

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Haiti Elections
Port-au-Prince, Haiti.August 19, 1987..Protesters take cover at a Cathedral as the crowd attacks a suspected ton-ton-macoute and the police threaten to open fire prior to elections held on November 29th, the first attempt at a democratic election in Haiti. It was unsuccessful as 34 people were killed at a polling station and elections were moved up to February 1988...Leslie François Manigat won the election with many political parties boycotting. He had military backing but once in office he sought greater control over the military in an effort, to fight corruption. Manigat's government was overthrown by General Henri Namphy within months.

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Photographer: ARCHIVE ANTHONY SUAU
Source: Anthony Suau
Date 20 Jan 2006
Location: Port-au-Prince Haiti
Credit: Anthony Suau © 1987
Copyright: Anthony Suau 1987
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