Haitian President appoints Jean Henry Céant as Prime Minister

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, August 6, 2018 Under: Haiti's Political Crisis


Haitian President Jovenel Moïse announced on Sunday the appointment of Jean Henry Céant, a 61-year-old notary public, as prime minister, following the fall of the predecessor as a result of massive protest demonstrations.

Moïse proceeded to the appointment three weeks after the revolts against the increase in the prices of fuels and after two days of intense negotiations with the presidents of the two chambers of parliament.

"After consultations with the presidents of the two branches of parliament, I elected the citizen @jeanhenryceant as the new prime minister," the president tweeted.

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Céant had obtained 0.75% of the votes in the 2016 presidential election. Notary by profession, he was born in September 1956.

If his appointment is ratified by parliament, he will become the second head of government of President Jovenel Moïse.

On July 6 and 7, Haiti met two days of chaos after the announcement of a sharp increase in fuel prices.

The intense protests caused the measure to be lifted and Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant and his government were forced to resign on July 14.

The situation remains tense, and the opposition, led by the party of former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, remains mobilized, demanding the resignation of Jovenel Moïse and the call for new elections.

In : Haiti's Political Crisis 



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