We just learned that Former Haitian President Rene Preval is Dead
According to information just received by the staff of HaitiObserver.Com, former head of state, René Préval died today, on the day of Friday, March 3rd of a cardiac arrest. René Préval was the first president of the democratic era to succeed in completing a five-year term. He is known for the Haitian president who built the most rural roads in Haiti. He refused to go in exile following the 2010 elections, resisting the pressures of the international.
- René Garcia Préval, was born on 17 January 1943 in Port-au-Prince1.
- Prime Minister in 1991 under the presidency of Jean-Bertrand Aristide,
- President of the Republic from 7 February 1996 to 7 February 2001
- President from 14 May 2006 to 14 May 2011.
Judge Al Duniel Dimanche who is in the process of investigating possible embezzlement of several million dollars at the National Insurance Office (ONA) has ordered the arrest of former President Rene Preval. The Former Director General of ONA, Sandro Joseph, has been accused of corruption, embezzlement, forgery and conspiracy. After a request to appear was ignored by Rene Preval, now an arrest warrant has been issued.
Other people involved in the criminal investigation include: senators Andris Riche, Senator Jacques Sauveur Jean, Senator Edwin Zeny and the Minister of Education Jean Beauvoir Dorsonne
In another way, Former President Rene Preval can be picked-up anytime and put in jail
What a difference power can make. Here is a picture of former Haitian President Rene Preval in line to check his baggage as he is leaving the country. There are no securities, no one to carry the luggage, no diplomatic room for him. The guy looks like a regular passenger getting ready to take his flight.
Some people see this as a sign of humility, suggesting that most would get straight to the front of the line without any regard to the others.
However, he is not anybody. Rene Preval has manage to be the only Haitian president to serve two full five year terms as President of Haiti. many would say he is the only president so far who really knows the Haitian people and how to deal with them. He is a master in Haitian politic.
As we are counting down to election day in Haiti, the truth can no longer be hidden. We are now in a position to see whether or not all these political parties were legitimate or some type of cover up to increase chances or just a way to make a quick buck. The latest consolidation came from Platform Verite that has decided to support the candidacy of Jude Celestin or president.
Out of those seen so far, this can be considered as the most meaningful. You can't stop me from asking the obvious question which is: Does Rene Preval has anything to do with this?
The Provisional Electoral Council has reconsidered its initial decision and now has decided to remove Jacky Lumarque of the Verite Party from the race for not having his discharge certificate which is a requirement by the electoral decree in its Article 90. Mr. Jacky Lumarque was the candidate for the Political Party VERITE which was formed by former president Rene Preval.
According to the CEP, the candidate of VERITE did not provide a dischage certificate for his management as Coordinator of the Working Group on Education and Training (GTEF). The letters from the Superior Court of Auditors and Administrative Disputes (CSC/CA) demonstrated that the candidacy of Jacky Lumarque was approved without a standard-level décharge.
Did you believe that Don Kato would not take advantage of his public conflict with the Martelly government for not allowing him to take part of several Carnivals in the past, you were wrong. Did you believe that Fanmi Lavalas would be the political party he would likely run under, once again you were wrong.
Brothers Posse lead singer Antonio "Don Kato" Cheramy finally made it official. He registered his candidacy for Senator of the West Department under the Verite banner, a party created by former President Rene Preval
Now, I am totally confused. Some peoplle have been saying that the Verite party of Rene Preval is working closely with Michel Martelly. If this is the case, what is Don Kato doing there?
On Tuesday, October 14, 2014, the Haitian President Michel Martelly welcomed the former Haitian President René Préval at his office to discuss about holding the coming legislative and local elections in the country within a shortest possible time. President Martelly invited ex- President René Préval to ask about his advice on handling the ongoing the political situations efficiently. He considers President Preval as an experienced politician who confronted a number difficult situations; the only president in the country who has completed two terms as the President of the nation. Meeting a personality like him was important because he was an expert negotiator who managed to reach many consensus under difficult situations. As per the President's statement, their discussion had revolved around the coming election, education, agriculture, reforestation, environment, and many other things. The former President Preval was flown to the President's palace by a helicopter from a remote northern town. He said he has advised Martelly of the current political situation and hopes his advice will be helpful in solving the problems that the country is facing.
A forced divorce between President Michel Martelly and his Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe seems to be unavoidable. One of the propositions that is included in the report that will be made public tomorrow by Haiti advisory committee created by Michel Martelly is the resignation of the Prime Minister.
Although it doesn't guarantee that this action will resolve the crisis between the government and the opposition who have been getting some strength and success in organizing mass protest, at this point the government doesn't have too many options left before January 12, 2014.
Following a disaster on Monday where President Michel Martelly was left stoop up at Hotel Caribe, he has decided to get some advise from a man who has quite an experience with Haitian Politic. Michel Martelly welcomed Rene Preval at the National Palace today, October 14, 2014 and the two spent some time discussing the current political situation in Haiti.
So far, Rene Preval has been the only Haitian president who has completed two full terms. Michel Martelly to the the media after their meeting that the two discussed a variety of issue including elections, agriculture, Education, the environment, reforestation, and other. He also stated that Preval proved that he knew how to negotiate because he was able to reach agreement with different sectors while in office.
The discussions held in spring at the "Who 'Owns' Haiti?" symposium by Colin Granderson, who was the head of the CARICOM-OAS Electoral Mission in Haiti in 2010-2011, brought to the public the confirmation that the international community had tried to convince then-president Réné Préval to leave, during the elections held.
The idea that President Préval was offered a plane to fly out of the country in November 2010 had been previously revealed by Ricardo Seitenfus, former OAS Special Representative to Haiti. As the refusal came, the issue was no longer something to be immediately explained, but it comes to the attention of the international community once again in Raoul Peck's documentary "Fatal Assistance," that reveals that the person making the direct proposal was the head of the U.N. mission in Haiti at the time, Edmond Mulet.
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