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Fritz-William Michel named Haiti's new prime minister

Haiti's President Jovenel Moise on Monday named Fritz-William Michel, an executive in the Ministry of Economy and Finance, as his fourth prime minister since becoming head of state in 2017.
 
Mr. Michel replaces Jean Michel Lapin, who earlier announced he was stepping down.
 
In a Twitter posting Monday night, Mr. Moise named the technocrat to head his government and is expected to formalise the position in an official decree later.
 
Mr. Moise faces an uphill task in getting his new nominee accepted by legislators who had used various strategies including removing furniture from the Chamber and failing to report for work in a bid to block a vote on Mr. Lapin's nomination.
 
Opposition parties in Haiti have accused Mr. Moise of embezzlement.


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