17 Sep '11, 1am

Haiti MPs approve Clinton aide as new PM: PORT-AU-PRINCE: Lawmakers in Haiti's lower house on Friday unan... #Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE: Lawmakers in Haiti's lower house on Friday unanimously approved the nomination of Garry Conille, an advisor to former US president Bill Clinton, to be the country's prime minister. The Senate must still approve the nomination. Conille, a 45-year-old physician by training, was the third candidate put forward by President Michel Martelly for the key post, in a bid to end a three-month long impasse over the makeup of his fledgling government. "This is good news," Martelly said. Before the vote, Conille said: "I hope to get to work as soon as possible." Conille has been serving as chief of staff to Clinton, who as the UN special envoy for Haiti is a key player in deciding how the impoverished country will spend millions of dollars donated by the world community for reconstruction. He was educated in Haiti, and received graduate training in health administration...

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