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Haiti prime minister resigns amid protests — Al Jazeera English


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Laurent Lamothe, Haiti’s prime minister, has announced he is resigning along with several ministers in the wake of violent anti-government protests and a commission’s call for him to step down.In a speech made early on Sunday morning, Lamothe said he was leaving “with a sense of accomplishment”.”This country has undergone a deep and dynamic transformation and a real change in benefit of its people,” he said.President Michel Martelly said earlier he accepted the findings of the commission that had recommended Lamothe’s replacement.Protesters have been seeking Lamothe’s resignation, but many also want Martelly to step down.Martelly has been accused by opposition groups of returning Haiti to dictatorial rule, after repeatedly delaying elections expected since 2011. via Al Jazeera English

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