René Préval

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René Préval
52nd & 55th President of Haiti
In office
May 14, 2006 – May 14, 2011
Prime MinisterJacques-Édouard Alexis
Michèle Pierre-Louis
Jean-Max Bellerive
Preceded byBoniface Alexandre
Succeeded byMichel Martelly
In office
February 7, 1996 – February 7, 2001
Prime MinisterClaudette Werleigh
Rosny Smarth
Jacques-Édouard Alexis
Preceded byJean-Bertrand Aristide
Succeeded byJean-Bertrand Aristide
2nd Prime Minister of Haiti
In office
February 13, 1991 – October 11, 1991
PresidentJean-Bertrand Aristide
Preceded byMartial Célestin
Succeeded byJean-Jacques Honorat
Minister of Interior and National Defence
In office
February 19, 1991 – October 11, 1991
PresidentJean-Bertrand Aristide
Preceded byJoseph Maxi (Interior)
Jean Thomas (National Defence)
Succeeded byGracia Jean
Personal details
Born(1943-01-17)January 17, 1943
Cap-Haïtien, Haiti
DiedMarch 3, 2017(2017-03-03) (aged 74)
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Political partyLespwa
Spouse(s)Geri Benoit (Divorced)
Solange Lafontant (Divorced)
Elisabeth Delatour (2009–present)
Alma materCollege of Gembloux
Catholic University of Leuven
University of Pisa

René Garcia Préval (French pronunciation: ​[ʁəne pʁeval]; January 17, 1943 – March 3, 2017) was a Haitian politician and agronomist. He was twice President of the Republic of Haiti.[1] The 2010 Haiti earthquake occurred during his presidency. He and his wife, First Lady Elisabeth Delatour Préval, survived the earthquake, when the couple was about to enter the presidential palace when the earthquake struck, which destroyed the palace.

He served from February 7, 1996 to February 7, 2001, and from May 14, 2006 to May 14, 2011. He was also Prime Minister from February 1991 to October 11, 1991.

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  1. "René Garcia Préval". KnowledgeWalk Institute. Archived from the original on 2011-12-07. Retrieved 2014-04-24.

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