PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — Haiti on Monday announced six days of official mourning for the late former president Rene Preval, who died last weekend at his home of a cerebral vascular accident (CVA) or stroke.
A CVA is the sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture of an artery to the brain. Symptoms of a stroke depend on the area of the brain affected.
Secretary General of the Presidency, Yves Germain Joseph, said that Preval’s funeral will take place on Saturday, March 11 and his body will lie in state at the Museum of the Haitian National Pantheon (MUPANAH) on Friday.
“Pending publication of the Official Protocol of the State funeral of the late President René Préval, the President of the Republic, Jovenel Moïse decrees six days of national mourning worked in memory of this illustrious fighter from Monday, March 6 to Saturday, March 11, 2017.”