In Setback for Martelly, Haitian Prime Minister Candidate Rejected


Haiti’s parliament yesterday rejected President Michel Martelly’s choice for prime minister, Daniel Rouzier, more than six months since Haitians first went to the polls to choose a successor to president Rene Preval. Former prime minister Jean-Max Bellerive resigned in May. Martelly nominated Rouzier on May 20, but in a 42-19 vote the Assembly of Deputies voted against his nomination. Rouzier, who is a millionaire businessman, is an honorary consul to Jamaica. [CNN]


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