Robert Malval

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Robert Malval
5th Prime Minister of Haiti
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 74)
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Nationality Haitian
Spouse(s) Linda Frisch
Children 3
Alma mater University of Miami [1]
Occupation Businessman

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

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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