According to information reported by Radio Ibo, the former head of state, René Préval died. Mr. Préval, who had had health problems since his second term, died on Friday, March 3rd, of a cardiac arrest. He was 74 years old.
René Préval was the first president of the democratic era to succeed in completing a five-year term. A prowess that he succeeded twice, before failing in his attempt to ensure his succession with Jude Celestin in 2010.
René Préval will remain in history as the one who built the most rural road. Its management of the disaster of January 12, 2010, is one of its biggest blackheads. But his refusal to go into exile following the 2010 elections remains another feat that these predecessors can draw inspiration to resist international pressures.
René Garcia Préval was born on 17 January 1943 in Port-au-Prince. Prime Minister in 1991 under the presidency of Jean-Bertrand Aristide, he was President of the Republic from 7 February 1996 to 7 February 2001 and from 14 May 2006 to 14 May 2011.
He studied management and agronomy in Belgium, Gembloux then the University of Louvain and also studied biology at the University of Pisa in Italy.
Rest in peace!