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Haiti in quandary after parliament dissolves – Al Jazeera English


On Tuesday, the United Nations “Core Group,” which includes countries working closely with Haiti, such as the United States, Brazil, Canada, and the European Union, issued a statement saying it “deplores the fact that the Haitian parliament has become dysfunctional,” while offering its support for Martelly.

“In these exceptional circumstances, the ‘Core Group’ trusts that the Executive and all the political actors will act with responsibility and restraint,” it added.

Martelly, whose term in office runs out next year, last month tried to calm opposition critics by appointing former Port-au-Prince Mayor Evans Paul as the new prime minister, but the parliament shunned his pick and refused to ratify him.

“I was expecting to be invited by the parliament. It did not happen, but it’s not me who refused to introduce myself,” Paul

said in an interview. Now as de facto prime minister, he said he still planned to try to form a new government. via – Al Jazeera English

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