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Former Haitian president dead at 74
Published on March 7, 2017 Email To Friend    Print Version

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- Former president of Haiti, René Garcia Préval, died on Friday morning at the age of 74, following a cerebral vascular accident (CVA). Prime minister in 1991 (13 February 1991 - 11 October 1991) under the presidency of Jean-Bertrand Aristide, he went into exile in September of the same year during a military coup.

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René Garcia Préval
He was the president of Haiti from 7 February 1996 to 7 February 2001, and during a second presidential term from 14 May 2006 to 14 May 2011.

Préval remains the only Haitian head of state to have completed two terms since the fall of Jean-Claude Duvalier in 1986.

"I learned with sadness the death of former President René Préval. I prostrate myself before the remains of this worthy son of Haiti," said newly elected President Jovenel Moïse.
 
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