Haitian Prime Minister Garry Conille Resigns

February 24, 2012

VOA News

A Haitian government official says Prime Minister Garry Conille has resigned, just months after taking office.

A spokesman for President Michel Martelly, Lucien Jurat, told VOA on Friday that the presidency has received the resignation letter.

No successor has been announced.

Conille was President Martelly's third nominee for the position. The president's two previous picks for the post failed to win support from lawmakers.

Conille is a physician by trade and previously served as an aide to former U.S. President Bill Clinton in his role as U.N. envoy to Haiti.

The former prime minister was in Washington earlier this month to discuss the massive task of reconstruction in Haiti, following the deadly January 2010 earthquake that left parts of the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, in ruins.

He was sworn into office in October.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and AFP.

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