Haiti's New Prime Minister Faces Instability, Protests

January 15, 2015 5:06 AM

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Haiti has a new prime minister to run the government as it enters a phase of political uncertainty, with its parliament dissolved, opposition activists promising street protests and its president ruling by decree because of a bitter standoff with lawmakers.

Prime Minister Evans Paul was nominated last month by President Michel Martelly but could not be confirmed by the Senate and Chamber of Deputies before their terms expired Monday. Since the president can now rule by decree under the constitution, Paul automatically took office Wednesday and began ov...

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