A former mayor of Port-au-Prince and presidential candidate was nominated Thursday to be the next prime minister amid an ongoing standoff with parliament that has stalled legislative elections.Evans Paul was named to run the day-to-day affairs of the government by President Michel Martelly. He would replace Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, who resigned under pressure Dec. 14 along with his Cabinet. An interim prime minister, Florence Duperval Guillaume, was appointed Sunday.Martelly nominees have struggled to gain approval from the Senate and Chamber of Deputies in the past but a statement from the president said Paul had been selected in consultation with legislative lawmakers. via – NYTimes.com.
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