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Haiti Announces Garry Conille as New Interim Prime Minister Amid Ongoing Political Turmoil

  • Janeka Simon
  • May 30, 2024

On Tuesday, Haiti’s Transitional Council announced that it had selected development specialist Garry Conille as the country’s new interim prime minister, just about a month after their appointment of Fritz Bélizaire to the role. Mr. Bélizaire’s appointment was met with anger by many, who said that the council abandoned the procedures outlined in its own establishing framework in the selection of Mr. Bélizaire. Following the critique, the process was started anew, resulting in Mr. Conille interim prime minister in Mr. Bélizaire’s stead. Mr. Conille, who until his appointment last evening was serving as the regional director for the United Nations children’s agency UNICEF, is no stranger to the post of prime minister. He served for just over half a year as then-President Michel Martelly between October 2011 and May 2012, before he resigned over an investigation into government officials who hold dual nationality - not allowed under the country’s constitution.‌ Mr. Conille assumes the ...