Haitians urged to reach consensus on new government

UN Special Representative Mariano Fernández (L) and Haitian President Michel Martelly. UN Photo/Victoria Hazou

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti — The United Nations has encouraged all political actors in Haiti to search for a consensus amid the ongoing struggle between President Michel Martelly and Parliament over the confirmation of a new prime minister.

In a news release issued on Wednesday, the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) took note of Parliament’s decision to reject the choice of Bernard Gousse – the second time the legislative body has rejected the nomination of a prime minister designated by the president since his inauguration on 14 May.

“MINUSTAH is concerned about the absence of a government in Haiti for almost three months,” the mission stated. “This limits the State’s ability to implement its programmes, to guide the reconstruction process, and to meet its responsibilities towards the people of Haiti.”

MINUSTAH reminded all political players in the country of their responsibility to work in the best interests of the nation.
Read further: http://www.caribbeannewsnow.com/haiti.php?news_id=7287&start=0&category_id=2

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