Born on April 8, 1859, Michel Oreste-Lafontant was a Haitian politician who serv…

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Born on April 8, 1859, Michel Oreste-Lafontant was a Haitian politician who served as president of the Republic of Haiti from May 4, 1913 to January 27, 1914.During his presidency, he supported the german merchants and held an anti-american political policy. After losing his majority after 8 months of presidency, he resigned on January 27, 1914, just a few months before the beginning of the World War II.
Michel Oreste was elected during a troublesome period, after the death of President Tancrède Auguste, his predecessor. Some were worried about falling under a dictature, that lead to his resignation on January 27, 1914. Under the pressure of an insurrection, he left the country.

Né le 8 avril 1859, Michel Oreste-Lafontant dit Michel Oreste est un homme politique haïtien qui fut président de la République d’Haïti du 4 mai 1913 au 27 janvier 1914. Durant sa présidence, il soutien les commerçants allemands et mène une politique anti-américaine. Ayant perdu sa propre majorité après huit mois de présidence, il démissionne le 27 janvier 1914, quelques mois avant le début de la Première Guerre Mondiale. Michel Oreste fût élu dans une période de trouble faisant suite à la mort du président Tancrède Auguste. Certains craignaient alors une dictature, le président Oreste démissionna le 27 janvier 1914 sous la pression d’une insurrection, et quitta le pays.

Michel Oreste-Lafontant ki te fèt yon 8 avril 1859, te yon politisyen ki te prezidan nan Repiblik Ayiti soti 4 me 1913 pou jis 27 janvye 1914. Pandan li te sou pouvwa a, li te sipòte komèsan alman yo ak e li te mennen yon politik anti-ameriken. Lè li finn pèdi majorite li lè li te finn fè 8 mwa sou pouvwa a, li te deside demisyone 27 Janvye 1914, kèk mwa anvan Premyè Gè Mondyal la te komanse. Michel Oreste te monte sou prezidans la nan yon peryòd ki te gen anpil pwoblèm, apre lanmò prezidan Tancrède Auguste. Sèten moun te panse te kapab gen yon diktati, Prezidan Oreste te kite pouvwa a 27 janvier 1914 anba presyon enzireksyon, epi li te tou kite peyi pou li ale an ekzil.

Sources:
1) Wikipedia
2) US Imperialism in Latin America
3) The Military and Society in Haiti

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