Here is the picture of former Haitian President Rene Preval during his funeral on Saturday, March 11.
René Garcia Préval was born on January 17, 1943. He was a Haitian politician and agronomist and twice served as President of Haiti. He was president from February 7, 1996, to February 7, 2001, and from May 14, 2006, to May 14, 2011.
Here is a picture of U.S. President Rene preval and U.S. President barack obama together.
Following the Haiti earthquake, President Obama wantd to reassure the Haitian people that the U.S. was totally committed to help Haiti. He pledged to stand by the country as it recovers from the devastating earthquake.
After meeting with the Haitian president Rene Preval, Obama said: The situation on the ground remains dire, That's why, even as the U.S. military responsibly hands off relief functions to our Haitian and international partners, America's commitment to Haiti's recovery and reconstruction must endure and will endure
This is one of the classics in Haiti Election. The famous slogan "Vote Pre Pou Loin ka vini" by Rene Preval.
When Jean-Bertrand Aristide became the President in 1991, hundreds of thousand Haitians believed him as a prophet. The former leftist priest made promise for a radical shake up of the political and judicial systems. He also promised that he would stop the U.S from sucking blood of the Haitian people. However, very soon his malpractices and corruptions came into light. Even the public treasury was pillaged. The Haitian people were shocked to learn that the former priest was an alleged father of six illegitimate children, with five different women. Aristide was Haiti's first democratically elected president and three times he held the President's office (7 February 1991 - 29 September 1991, 12 October 1994 - 7 February 1996 and 7 February 2001 - 29 February 2004) until he was ousted in a 2004 coup d'état for the second time after September 1991 and was forced into a seven-year exile to Central African Republic. René Garcia Préval is a Haitian politician and agronomist who was twice President of the Republic of Haiti (February 7, 1996 - February 7, 2001 and May 14, 2006 - May 14, 2011). In 1991, when Aristide was elected president, Préval became prime minister. Following the 1991 military coup, he fled into exile with Aristide. However, he later succeeded Aristide in 1996. As a President, Preval managed very modest achievements during his first term. His welfare projects targeting poor earned him the prefix "Ti" (Little) René. In 2001, Preval became Haiti's first elected president to leave office after a full term. During his second term as President, his most efforts were hampered by the rising cost of basic foodstuffs, deadlock in the legislature, and the deteriorating condition of law and order. As a President, he also encountered the devastating 2010 earthquake.
Here is a picture of the Haitian president Rene Preval and the Haitian Hip Hop superstar Wyclef Jean taking a picture together.
Wyclef was appointed as a roving ambassador of Haiti by Rene Preval. These two have met in several occasions. After Wyclef entered the race for the Presidency of Haiti, Rene preval met with him for more than two hours. According to Jean, the meeting was positive.
Also a few days after Wyclef was removed from the list of candidates, President Preval surprisingly called him on stage at an event at the Clinton Global initiative and said He has made the plight of Haiti visible throughout the world even before the earthquake,''
Rene Preval is credited for being the second president of Haiti democratically elected. Once in power, he faced several challenges. In 1999, after disagreements with the elected deputies of the country, he dissolved parliament and ruled by decree. In 2006, he again became president.
Preval made numerous economic reforms to the country. Many government entities were privatized. He was also credited for bringing the Haitian unemployment rate to the lowest in its history.
The 2010 earthquake took place during Rene Preval's government. The international community responded with financial help
The Haitian President and his wife Elizabeth Debrosse Delatour were married on December 6, 2009. Mrs. Delatour was one of Preval's economic advisors who became widow after her husband Leslie Delatour passed away.
The Haitian president was married twice before, to Guerda Benoit and Solange Lafontant.
Here is a picture of Haitian president Rene Preval with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn Carter.
Jimmy Carter was heavily involved in Haiti politic. In December 1990, Jimmy Carter went to Haiti to convey the message to to Aristide that he predicted that Aristide would lose and urged him to drop out. The final count proved to be the opposite where Aristide won with a majority of 67 percent of the votes.
In September 1994, former president Bill Clinton asked Jimmy Carter go to Haiti and negotiate the departure of Haiti military government in order to restore the presidency of former Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
A picture of the Haitian president Rene Preval and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the President of Iran. This picture was taken at the inauguration of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega.
Is this a right time for the Haitian president to be seen with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who has created so many enemies around the world?
This action taken by President Rene Preval to develop close relationship with be close with the current President of Iran, according to some experts, can not be good for Haiti.
This photo was provided by by Stanley Lucas, the Executive Director for the Washington Democratic Project
Preval in a picture with several leaders of Latin American nations. Under the government of Rene Preval, there were many economic opportunities created for Haiti. Preval took it on himself to initiate friendly and cooperative relationships with countries such as Cuba, Venezuela, Bahamas, Panama and Bolivia.
Under his government, many economic and medical agreements were signed. The Cuban government increased the number of medical doctors providing services to the Haitians. Venezuela under Hugo Chavez provided financial and energy cooperation. The issue regarding immigration was managed to a certain extent