Robert Malval

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Robert Malval
5th Prime Minister of Haiti
In office
August 30, 1993 – November 8, 1994
PresidentÉmile Jonassaint (provisional)
Preceded byMarc Bazin
Succeeded bySmarck Michel
Personal details
Born (1943-07-11) July 11, 1943 (age 76)
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Spouse(s)Linda Frisch
Alma materUniversity 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.


  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
  • Kretchik, Walter E. (1998). "Appendix A: Historical Chronology of Haiti". US Army General Staff College. Archived from the original on 16 November 2010. Retrieved 22 April 2011.
  • Pezzullo, Ralph (2011). Plunging into Haiti: Clinton, Aristide, and the defeat of diplomacy. University Press of Mississippi.