Haitian president marries economic adviser

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Posted: Dec 07, 2009 3:29 PM

Haiti has a new first lady.

President Rene Preval and Elisabeth Debrosse Delatour married in a private ceremony at her house above Port-au-Prince on Sunday morning.

The first lady is Preval's economic adviser. She previously worked for an electrical utility and a road contractor, and is the widow of former central bank chief Leslie Delatour.

Preval, 66 and twice divorced, also got married during his first term. He has two adult daughters.

The presidential palace confirmed the nuptials Monday.

An aide said the president will take off work for a couple days.