After Haiti’s Parliament rejected the interim president’s pick for Prime Minister on Sunday, it seemed impossible for Haiti to hold elections by April 24 and swear in a president by May 14 as stipulated in a February 2016 accord. Now, Haiti may be back on track to hold those elections, as Parliament gets ready to vote on the next pick for interim Prime Minister, Enex Jean-Charles. But will there be time for a verification of the past rounds of elections and a financial audit of the Martelly government as many have been demanding?
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After parliament’s rejection, Haiti names a new prime minister
Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald
March 23, 2016
PORT-AU-PRINCE — Days after Haitian lawmakers rejected a notable economist to help lead a caretaker government, interim President Jocelerme Privert is now placing his bets on a seasoned lawyer and presidential adviser to take the country to elections.
Enex Jean-Charles was tapped to be the next prime minister after meetings between Privert and parliamentarians Tuesday to find a consensus over his nomination. A university professor who has been behind the scenes in the National Palace for years, Jean-Charles is considered to be a well-read and experienced lawyer.
He has served as a presidential adviser to former presidents Boniface Alexandre, who headed the U.S.-backed transitional government from 2004-06, and most recently René Préval and Michel Martelly. He was in Préval’s private cabinet and served as executive director of the council of ministers under Martelly.
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