Haiti announces new government, cabinet to be sworn in Monday

January 19, 2015 6:28 AM

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PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Haiti's president, Michel Martelly, announced the formation of a new government via Facebook late Sunday, in a bid to rescue the impoverished Caribbean nation from a political crisis.

On Friday Martelly promised to use his executive authority to form a consensus government after parliament was dissolved last week due to the failure to hold elections.

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