PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian lawmakers on Tuesday rejected President Michel Martelly‘s choice for the next prime minister of Haiti, plunging the chronically troubled country into political uncertainty as a new government struggles to get its footing.
The rejection of Daniel-Gerard Rouzier as Haiti’s No. 2 official marks a major setback for Martelly a month after he took office and assumed the responsibility of leading Haiti’s reconstruction efforts in the wake of last year’s devastating earthquake.
Kenston Jean-Baptiste, a deputy from a little-known political party, accused the opposition of wanting to hang on to power.
“Those who voted against (Rouzier) don’t want to share the cake,” Jean-Baptiste said. “The people who are used to blocking the country will continue blocking the country.”
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PUBLIC OUTRAGE AT PREVAL/INITE REJECTION OF MARTELLY’S CHOICE FOR PRIME MINISTER
June 21, 2011
PUBLIC OUTRAGE AT PREVAL/INITE REJECTION OF MARTELLY’S CHOICE FOR PRIME MINISTER….MAY SEE MARCH ON PREVAL’S RESIDENCE…VIOLENCE A POSSIBILITY AS PUBLIC SEEKS TARGET FOR ANGER…DEPUTIES AND SENATORS COULD BE ON THE LIST