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Profile: Rene Preval


Positions that Rene Preval has held:

  • President of Haiti (1996-2001)




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Rene Preval actively participated in the following events:


December 17, 1995      Haiti Coup

       Presidential elections are held and Rene Preval wins in a landslide victory. He succeeds the popular Jean-Bertrand Aristide who is barred from running again because of the Haitian constitution's prohibition on consecutive presidential terms. [Tiscali Encyclopedia, n.d.; CNN, 12/17/1995; CNN, 12/16/1995]
People and organizations involved: Rene Preval, Jean-Bertrand Aristide

January 1999      Haiti Coup

       Haitian President Rene Preval suspends congress and two-thirds of the senate after a dispute with the opposition party. As a result, more than 7,000 government jobs at the federal and local level become vacant. From this point on, Preval rules by decree. [BBC, 5/9/2003]
People and organizations involved: Rene Preval

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