Haitian Prime Minister Garry Conille Sends President Martelly His Resignation

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Above: Former Haitian Prime Minister Garry Conille (UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Haitian Prime Minister Garry Conille has resigned his position, according to the office of Haitian President Michel Martelly.

Martelly’s office said the President received Conille’s resignation letter Friday morning, an event first reported by the Miami Herald.

Conille was approved as Prime Minister in October after the Haitian Parliament rejected two previous nominations for the post by Martelly.

Without a Prime Minister, Martelly’s government could not form.

Conille was formerly an aide to US President Bill Clinton in his capacity as UN envoy to Haiti.

He was approved in October by a 17-3 vote in Parliament, although nine Haitian senators abstained in the vote, citing concerns that Conille did not meet the Haitian constitution’s requirements for residency.

The issue of residency and dual citizenship have been at the front and centre of Haitian politics in recent weeks.