Friday, December 12, 2014

Haiti President Michel Martelly accepts commission report calling for new government

President Michel Martelly said Friday night that he accepted all the findings of a report this week from a government-appointed commission, including its recommendation that the prime minister resign. Martelly said during a brief televised speech that Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe was ready to make a sacrifice and resign, although he did not say that Lamothe would step down. Lamothe was at the announcement but did not speak. Martelly said he would meet with other government officials Monday, while stressing his view that Lamothe had been helping move the country forward.

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