Prime Minister Pick Garry Conille Passes the Lower House 89 out of 90 Votes
- Friday, September 16, 2011 6:58 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The Chamber of Deputies approved the nomination of a United Nations official to serve as prime minister on Friday, by a yea vote of 89 out of 90.
The vote to ratify Dr. Garry Conille in the lower house brings President Michel Martelly one step away from being able to form his government.
The prime minister faced many questions regarding his residency. The Constitution of Haiti required that a Prime Minister reside in the country for 5 consecutive years before being appointed. The President had admitted Conille had not maintained residence.
Per the Constitution of 1987, Dr. Conille must also be approved by the Senate. Next week Conille will submit his documents to the senate for their review.
Garry Conille, 45, is a medical doctor who had served as Chief of Staff to U.S. President Bill Clinton, Head of the United Nations Envoy to Haiti.
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