The office of the prime minister announced the ouster of Ronsard Saint Cyr and his replacement with David Bazile, who was security chief for the interim government that followed the 2004 ouster of two-time president Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
The shuffle comes as the Haitian government faces mounting pressure from the United Nations and other international partners to hold legislative and local elections before year’s end. The interior secretary could have a role in that process because it oversees many local government posts.
Four women are among the newly-named Cabinet members, including Bernice Fidelia, a Haitian-American, to minister of Haitians living abroad.
Other areas to be overseen by women include youth, sports and civic action, communications and culture.
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