Haitian President Michel Martelly (pictured) scored a victory Tuesday after the Senate approved his choice of primer minister, Garry Conille. Two previous nominations by Martelly were rejected.
REUTERS - Haiti’s Senate approved Garry Conille as prime minister on Tuesday, endorsing President Michel Martelly’s third nominee for the post in a move many hope will boost reconstruction efforts in the earthquake-ravaged nation.
Both houses of Haiti’s parliament are dominated by senators and deputies whose parties fielded rival candidates to Martelly in a turbulent two-round presidential election that he finally won in a March run-off vote.
But that is viewed largely as a formality, parliamentary sources said. They said Conille was now expected to be sworn into office swiftly, after addressing the Senate and the House separately to outline his plan as early as sometime later this week.
Date created : 2011-10-05