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Prime Minister Jacques Edouard Alexis to Present his Overall Program Priorities to the Parliament Tuesday

AHP News – June 5, 2006 – English translation (Unofficial)
Prime Minister Jacques Edouard Alexis to present his overall program priorities to the Parliament Tuesday

Port-au-Prince, June 5, 2006 (AHP)- Prime Minister Jacques Edouard Alexis will proceed as scheduled this Tuesday to present his overall program priorities to the Haitian Parliament.

His cabinet, which has been under construction for nearly two weeks was finalized this Monday following some changes, withdrawals and the emergence of some new names.

The list of members of the next government is expected to be as follows:

Economist� Daniel Dorsainvil, advisor to President Pr�val and former cadre of USAID, will be the new Minister of the Economy and Finance.

Mr. Reynald Cl�rism�, a former grassroots Catholic priest and former representative of Haiti to the World Health organization (WHO), is to be the new Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Frantz V�rella, former Minister of Public Works, Transportation and Communications under the Aristide/Pr�val government (1991), has been reappointed as the new Minister of Public Works.

Magguy Durc�, an unsuccessful Senate candidate of the Alyans Party in the recent legislative elections, has been named Minister of Commerce and Industry.

Ren� Magloire will be the new Minister of Justice. He previously held that cabinet position under the Aristide government.

Paul Antoine Bien-Aim�, former Minister of Education in the first� Pr�val, has been appointed Minister of the Interior and Territorial Collectivities.

Dr.� Robert Auguste, of the Ayiti Kapab Party, is the new Minister for Public Health and Population.

The Ministry for Haitians Living Outside the Country will be headed once again by Jean G�n�us, who held that position under the first government of Ren� Pr�val. He was formerly Consul General in Boston and Haitian Ambassador to Argentina under the Aristide government.

Agronomist� Fran�ois Sevrin will head the Agriculture Ministry as he did under Aristide and Pr�val.

The Minister of Panning and external Cooperation will be Max Bellerive.

Architect Daniel Elie, a former senior official of ISPAN (Institute for the Preservation of the National Heritage), is the new Minister of Culture.

Marie Laurence Jocelyn Lass�gue, secretary general of the women’s organization Fanm Yo La (the Women are Present) has been appointed Minister for Women’s Affairs and Women’s Rights. She was previously Minister of Information in 1991 in the first Aristide government.

Architect Patrick D�latour has been named Minister of Tourism.

Fritz B�lizaire is the Minister for Sports.

The Ministry of Social Affairs will be led by G�rald Germain, a former Minister of Commerce and Industry under Aristide.

Claude Germain, from the Union party, �will be the new Minister for the Environment.

A former chief inspector general of the Haitian National Police, Luc Joseph Euch�re, has been appointed Secretary of State for Public Security.

AHP� June 5, 2006 11:40 PM

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