((Clinton and Conille -- Haiti-Liberté photo))
[Translation of an article from AlterPresse Haïti for September 16. See original here and related articles here and here.]
Port-au-Prince, September 16 – The Chamber of Deputies voted unanimously on September 16 in favor of Dr. Garry Conille, adviser to former US President William Clinton, as prime minister.
After a session with practically no debate in which 90 representatives took part, 89 voted in favor of Conille. According to regulations, the president of the Chamber of Deputies does not vote.
After the Chamber of Deputies, the Senate will also have to decide on the choice of Conille. In the event of a favorable vote there, he will be enabled to present a statement of his general policies in each of the two chambers.
The 45-year-old Dr. Conille is a regular in the United Nations system, where he has held several positions in the past few years. Since June, 2011, he has been the humanitarian coordinator for Niger.
He has also played the role of head of office for the United Nations special envoy to Haiti, William Clinton.
Two other candidates for the position of head of government nominated by [President Michel] Martelly, Daniel Gérard Rouzier and Bernard Honorat Gousse, failed to obtain the approval of parliament, in June and August, 2011, respectively.