Parliamentarians Say Second Possibility for Prime Minister is Wilson Laleau
- Thursday, September 01, 2011 11:53 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - President Michel Martelly, whose decision is expected shortly, told a group of parliamentarians, on Wednesday, that the next prime minister to be appointed will either be Dr. Garry Conille an official from the United Nations or Wilson Laleau the current Vice Rector of Academic Affairs at the Universite d'Etat d'Haiti.
Reported by Radio Kiskeya , in touch with the Deputy of Mirebalais/Boucan Square (Centre Department) Abel Descollines, the Head of State met with members of the 58 Lower House majority, needed for a successful ratification process at the Karibe Hotel.
For his part, Sen. Joseph Lambert, one of the main leaders of the group of sixteen, a majority in the Upper House, refused to comment on a possible appointment of Garry Conille or Wilson Laleau. He took the opportunity to recall that this was within strictly a presidential prerogative.
The G-16 is ready to endorse the selection of Michel Martelly if the designated person is "not confrontational", ensures the eldest brother Lambert, Joseph, who argues that in his various meetings with the Head of State no name had been mentioned.
Eclipsed in recent days in favor of Dr. Conille, the name of Wilson Laleau, Vice Chancellor of the State University of Haiti and advisor to the President, has returned to the traditional course of the suitors which always precedes the official announcements.
The country remains paralyzed more than three months after the accession to power of Mr. Martelly has already appointed two unsuccessful candidates to form a new government, the businessman and lawyer Daniel Rouzier Bernard Gousse.
President Michel Martelly has eluded to before that he is not going to force the decision of designating a prime minister and has engaged in talks with several members in parliament in search of unifying choice. The President of the Parliament, Senator Jean Rodolphe Joazile made similar expressions on Monday saying that the debate must go beyond choosing a Prime Minister and into the discussion of where leaders with to lead the country for the next 5 to 10 years.
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Source: Radio Kiskeya , Haiti Observor , ManGodHaiti (photo)