Haitian Prime Minister Resigns
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (HCNN) — Haitian prime minister, Laurent Lamothe, announced early on Sunday that he was resigning, along with several other ministers, following the recommendation of a presidential commission report.
In a speech, Lamothe said he was leaving “with a sense of accomplishment”, adding, “This country has undergone a deep and dynamic transformation and a real change in benefit of its people.”
Haiti’s President Michel Martelly had announced on Friday that he agreed to the conclusions of the commission’s report which called, among other things, for Lamothe’s resignation of as part of a proposed solution to the Caribbean country’s current political crisis.
During an address to the nation, Martelly said he acccepted the commission’s recommendations.
“The commission calls for the resignation of the prime minister. The commission’s report says that the prime minister told them [members of the commission] that he is ready to resign if the president would ask him to do so,” Martelly said.