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News: Haiti’s Prime Minister Quit After 4 Months

According to HaitienneMag:

Haitian Prime Minister Garry Conille resigned on Friday after just four months in office, plunging the country into political paralysis in the midst of rebuilding efforts two years after a devastating earthquake.

Conille submitted his resignation in a letter to President Michel Martelly, according to a statement by the president’s office. There was no immediate word on a possible replacement. Conille’s decision to step down came during political infighting between the two leaders over earthquake reconstruction contracts, as well as a parliamentary investigation into dual citizenship of government ministers, which is illegal under Haitian law.

In a brief nationally televised address, Martelly said he had spoken with parliamentary leaders and “we committed to meeting soon to propose a new prime minister.”Political tensions between Martelly and Conille erupted recently after Conille announced plans to audit $300 million in contracts awarded by his predecessor after the earthquake. Continue Reading Here

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