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Leslie Manigat, president of Haiti who was ousted in 1988 coup, dies at 83

Officials in Haiti are reporting the death of former President Leslie Manigat, whose short term in office was ended by a military coup in 1988.

The deputy secretary of Manigat's political party says the 83-year-old former president died at his home early Friday. Evans Baubrun did not give a cause, but said Manigat had been ill for some time and the problems may have been complicated by a recent bout of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus that has been spreading rapidly in Haiti.

Manigat won the January 1988 presidential election in a vote tainted by fraud. Within six months, he was ousted in a military coup.

He ran for president in 2006, but was defeated by Rene Preval. His wife Mirlande Manigat, was a candidate in the 2010 presidential election.