Préval René García
Pré·val(prā-väl′), René García Born 1943.
Haitian politician who served as prime minister (1991-1993) and president (1996-2001 and 2006-2011). His 1996 election marked Haiti's first peaceful transition from one democratically elected president to another since the country gained independence in 1804.
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