Robert Malval

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Robert Malval
In office
August 30, 1993 November 8, 1994
President Émile Jonassaint (provisional)
Preceded by Marc Bazin
Succeeded by Smarck Michel
Personal details
Born (1943-07-11) July 11, 1943 (age 76)
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Spouse(s)Linda Frisch
Alma mater University of Miami [1]

Robert Malval (born July 11, 1943 in Port-au-Prince) was the prime minister of Haiti from August 30, 1993 to November 8, 1994.

An industrialist and business leader of Lebanese descent, [2] Malval was appointed on August 16, 1993 by the President-in-exile, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, who gave Malval the task of reconciling the feuding parties. [3] He defied the Army-backed president, Émile Jonassaint. [4] In December 1993, he resigned his post and criticized Aristide as an "erratic" figure who was hampering efforts to solve the political crisis. [5]

His predecessor was Marc Bazin; his successor was Smarck Michel.

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  1. Pezzullo 2011
  2. "New Top Minister Vows He Will End Haiti's `Madness'" . Retrieved 30 January 2014.
  3. Los Angeles Times, September 1, 1993, cited at pqarchiver
  4. Washington Post, May 17, 1994, cited at pqarchiver
  5. New York Times, December 20, 1993