Haiti leader names Evans Paul as new prime minister

Haitian President Michel Martelly has named veteran politician Evans Paul, pictured during presidential election campaign in 2005, as prime minister to lead a new governmentPort-au-Prince (AFP) – Haitian President Michel Martelly on Thursday named veteran politician Evans Paul prime minister to lead a new government, as he seeks to defuse a crisis over long-delayed elections. The announcement followed the resignation of Laurent Lamothe from the post earlier this month in the face of repeated calls for him to quit over the failure to hold legislative elections for the past three years. He is due to speak about the future of the legislature after January 12 and before we can vote on a new government,” a senator told AFP on condition of anonymity.

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