President Jovenel Moïse has called on Parliament to approve the nomination and government of newly appointed Prime Minister Fritz William-Michel, describing him as “a brilliant civil servant who has devoted his entire career to serving the people of Haiti”.

Michel, a former executive in the Ministry of Economy and Finance, became the fourth prime minister of the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country since Moïse became the head of state in 2017.

Michel, 38, two weeks ago, replaced Jean-Michel Lapin, who had earlier announced that he was stepping down in the interest of the country.

He has since named an 18-member Cabinet that is equally divided between men and women.

In a statement, Moïse said that he made the choice to name Michel “together with the presidents of the two branches of Parliament to put an end to the political paralysis that harms the citizens of our country. Continue reading

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