haitian president rene preval
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
Here is a picture of Former Haitian president Rene Preval going for baggage check at Airport unnoticed.
René García Préval (born Jan. 17, 1943) served two terms as the President of Haiti from February 7, 1996 to February 7, 2001, and from May 14, 2006 to May 14, 2011 and he is the first former Prime Minister to be elected President. He is the son of an agronomist, left Haiti in 1963 for Belgium to study agronomy. After earning a degree, from the Gembloux Agricultural University, he continued his education at the University of Pisa, to work in geothermal sciences. In 1970, when Préval moved to Brooklyn; there he served as a messenger and a waiter. In 1988 after returning to Haiti, he opened a bakery in Port-au-Prince that provided bread to poor children. It was there he met Jean-Bertrand Aristide, who was then a Roman Catholic priest working in the slums. In 1990, when Aristide was elected president, Préval became his Prime Minister (February 1991 to October 11, 1991). Préval was the first elected head of state in Haitian history to peacefully receive power from a predecessor in office and the first President in Haitian history since independence to serve full terms in office. Recently, on 10th May, 2016, Rene Préval was seen standing in the queue at the airport baggage check-in counter, like a common man going for a trip, unnoticed. There was no security, no one to carry his luggage, neither there was any diplomatic room for him. Many consider that he was the only Haitian President who could feel the pulse of Haitian people. He is the same president guy who never hesitated to leave the National Palace behind a motorcycle, because the traffic was congested.
Here is a famous statement pronounced by the Haitian strong man Guy Philippe as he draws a line in the sand of Deriveau for Jocelerme Privert.
"Polices are not enemies. My enemies are in the National Palace". "The President is a macaque covered with the skin of a tiger. If he thinks he is a tiger, that he comes to Pestel execute his threats".
"If the President decides to attack me, as did before him Aristide and René Préval, do not worry, we will react. I do not ask the population to face them, I have people to do it. If they want to come, let them. But when they come at the level of Deriveau, cut all the roads to prevent them from going back and I'll take care of the rest." - Guy Philippe, May, 2016
Here is a picture of Former President Michel Martelly together with Enex Jean-Charles and Rene Preval.
Before being named as the new Prime Minister, he was one of Privert's advisers and was president in the ministerial cabinet as Minister of Planning and External Cooperation in the eventual government of Fritz-Alphonse Jean. Enex Jean-Charles is well known in politics since 1988. He is a friend of everyone, but with fewer enemies. He is a Professor of Administrative Law at the Faculty of Law and Economics (FDSE) of the State University of Haiti in Port-au-Prince (since 1991), and to the Valparaiso University in Port-de-Paix (since 2006). He has numerous published research reports and articles on administrative matters relating to decision making, local participation and development of administrative policy to his credit. He has extensive professional experience in the United States, Belgium, Ireland and the Republic of Georgia on community development projects. He is a well known figure in the international community of professors, politicians and community leaders.
Rene Preval in search of a handshake from Obama
This incident took place on April 17, 2009 during a Summit of the Americas taking place in Trinidad. What was clear from the video footing the Haitian President Rene Preval was among many dignitaries coming from around the world to participate at the summit. The summit was highlighted by the presence of American President Barrack Obama. What we could see from a video footing which we were able to transform into still picture was that while President Barrack Obama was moving in an orderly way, shaking hands with different head of stated present in the room, we suddenly say the apparition of our own president Rene Preval where it appears that he did not have any respect for protocol, decided to grab Obama's hands in a gesture to get him in his corner. Obama who obviously appeared to be surprised of the gesture, disregarded the action by Preval and continued to greet the head of states.
Many people have been asking since, did Obama completey diss Haitian president Rene preval? or was it just an oversight?
However the reactions by various Haitians were very very strong against their leader. Some called humiliating,
Here is a picture of three popular Haitian political personalities. Rene Preval and Yvon Neptune were both prime minister under the government of Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Rene preval ended up doing two terms as president while Yvon Neptune ended up in Jail. Aristide for his part went on exile in South Africa
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
Here is a famous statement made by a Haitian President. Rene Preval, early at the beginning of his Presidential mendate made it cleat that the Haitian population should not rely on the government. This term "Nage Pou'w Soti" characterized his government. The Haitian statement "Nage Pou'w Soti" means swim to get out of the water; in another term, don't expect others to hand a hand to you to help you to get out
Not since Marie Antoinette's famous "Let them eat cake" quip has one sentence from a ruling head had the potential to so incense a nation for its seeming nonchalance to the plight of the people as the 2006 one from former President Rene Preval of "Nage Pou Soti." The Creole term that translates to "swim your way out" was meant to be something more like the American "sink or swim", but for a country that is largely surrounded by water, though few know how to swim and scores of those who try to flee in small boats end up drowned, it did not go over quite so well.