Haiti’s New Prime Minister Named Amidst Food Crisis
April 28, 2008 3 Comments
Haiti on Sunday named a new prime minister two weeks after his predecessor was ousted over rocketing food and fuel prices that sparked violent demonstrations claiming several lives.
President Rene Preval chose Ericq Pierre, 63, a respected Haitian economist with the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, to be the country’s prime minister, government sources told AFP.
Pierre, whose nomination must now pass a vote in parliament, would succeed former premier Jacques-Edouard Alexis, who was forced to resign on April 12 after a no-confidence vote followed food riots that killed six people and wounded around 200.
Source – Edmonton Journal
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