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ⓘ Gabriel Fortune




                                     

ⓘ Gabriel Fortune

Jean Gabriel Fortune is mayor of Les Cayes and a former senator in Haiti. He is also a National Palace advisor and departmental delegate. In 2019, he delivered the offer of a conditional resignation by Haitis president, Jovenel Moïse.

In 1995, he was wounded during political unrest in Haitis capital, Port-au-Prince.

In 2008, when he was a senator, people protesting food prices stormed his home. In 2016, as a mayoral candidate, he pledged to replace all the latrines in Les Cayes with flush toilets. In 2016, he criticized the speed of the central governments hurricane response after a police clash with protesters caused the death of a boy in Les Cayes.

He announced his resignation as mayor in 2018 stating that protests had endangered his family. His resignation was refused 100 days later.

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