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World New prime minister announced in Haiti weeks after deadly protests

11:35  06 august  2018
11:35  06 august  2018 Source:   cnn.com

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The announcement comes three weeks after former Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant resigned amid violent and deadly protests sparked by a proposed plan to significantly raise fuel prices. A former notary by profession, Céant has long been involved in Haitian politics and was a presidential

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Election posters of the presidential candidates Jovenel Moise of PHTK party and Jean Henry Céant are seen in a street in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on October 20, 2015. The next presidential elections will be held on October 25. AFP PHOTO/ HECTOR RETAMAL (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images) © HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/AFP/Getty Images Election posters of the presidential candidates Jovenel Moise of PHTK party and Jean Henry Céant are seen in a street in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on October 20, 2015. The next presidential elections will be held on October 25. AFP PHOTO/ HECTOR RETAMAL (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)

Haitian President Jovenel Moise announced on Sunday that Jean-Henry Céant will be the nation's new prime minister.

"Following consultations with the Presidents of the two branches of Parliament, I made the choice of the citizen Jean-Henry Céant as the new prime Minister," President Moise said in an official tweet.

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The announcement comes three weeks after former Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant resigned amid violent and deadly protests sparked by a proposed plan to significantly raise fuel prices. A former notary by profession, Céant has long been involved in Haitian politics and was a presidential

Embattled Haiti Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant resigned on Saturday following deadly violence and Hours after Lafontant announced his resignation, President Moise will now have to appoint a new prime minister — a delicate political exercise in Haiti , where a new government’s general policy

The announcement comes three weeks after former Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant resigned amid violent and deadly protests sparked by a proposed plan to significantly raise fuel prices. A former notary by profession, Céant has long been involved in Haitian politics and was a presidential candidate in 2016.

"I thank the President of the Republic for choosing me as his Prime Minister and welcome the commitment of the Presidents of both chambers," Céant tweeted, referring to the two chambers of Haiti's National Assembly. "I understand the scope of the task and the challenges that await me."

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