Former Haitian President Rene Preval died of natural causes, according to autopsy report

Posted by AFP on Thursday, May 25, 2017 Under: others
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The autopsy, carried out in Haiti and the United States, on the body of former Haitian president René Préval, who died on March 3 at 74, concludes a natural death, said Wednesday the government commissioner of Port- au-Prince. "The results of the autopsy suggest that this is a chronic disease that caused the death of President René Préval: there is no violence, there are no traces of" Poisoning so there is no one to prosecute, " said Clamé-Ocnam Daméus, the government commissioner (equivalent of the prosecutor) in Port-au-Prince putting an end to the rumors circulating about his possible assassination.

Breaking News: Former Haitian President, Rene Preval, dead at 74

At a press conference on Wednesday, Dr Armel Demorcy, the director of the forensic institute, said that no toxic substance had been detected in the analyzes but that the lungs of the former head of state , A heavy smoker, were in very poor condition and that his death was therefore due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

The death of the two-time president of the Caribbean country between 1996 and 2001, and then from 2006 to 2011, was a shock to the population because, although it was very discreet in recent years, René Préval Has nevertheless remained an inescapable political figure of the country. Affectionately known as "Ti René", he received a national funeral in the capital on 11 March before being buried in his father's hometown of Marmelade, where he spent his childhood, 200 km north of the capital Haitian.
René Préval remains to this day the only leader in the history of Haiti to have completed his two mandates, the limit imposed by the Constitution, without suffering a coup d'etat or having to leave in exile.

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