Haiti’s Martelly Names Third Prime Minister Nominee

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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Haitian officials say President Michel Martelly has selected a recent top aide to former U.S. President Bill Clinton as his third nominee for prime minister.

They say Mr. Martelly chose Garry Conille for the post. Conille served as an aide to Mr. Clinton in his work as U.N. special envoy for Haiti.

President Martelly took office more than three months ago. But Haiti's parliament refused to confirm his first two nominees for prime minister.

The delay in filling the post has stalled earthquake reconstruction efforts.

The earthquake in January 2010 killed more than 200,000 people. Hundreds of thousands of people are still living in tent camps.