James Alix Michel
1944 - Born on the 18th of August in Fraserwood, Manitoba.
1976 - He began as a teacher, but became involved in the archipelago's booming tourism industry and joined Mr. René's political party before independence.
1977-1993 - One-party socialist dictatorship, he held key ruling party and ministerial portfolios.
1996 - He had been vice-president to his predecessor, France-Albert René.
2006 - He won the presidential election of July, taking 53.7% of the vote.
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