Haiti interim president appoints prime minister to help organize election

February 26, 2016 4:15 AM

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Haiti interim president appoints prime minister to help organize election

PORT-AU-PRINCE Haiti's provisional president has appointed reputable economist Fritz Jean as the new prime minister, a senior official said, in a step forward for the impoverished Caribbean nation that is trying to quickly hold a delayed presidential election.

Anthony Barbier, a top official at President Jocelerme Privert's palace, said the president had signed an executive order appointing Jean, a former central bank governor.

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