A new prime minister has taken office in Haiti as the country enters a period of political uncertainty after the dissolution of Parliament because of a stalemate between lawmakers and the president. Prime Minister Evans Paul, a former Port-au-Prince mayor, was nominated by President Michel Martelly but has not been confirmed by the Senate and Chamber of Deputies. All lawmakers’ terms expired as opponents of Mr. Martelly blocked legislation authorizing elections. The president can now rule by decree under the Constitution. Mr. Paul said Wednesday that he was organizing the government, with a new electoral council to be appointed within weeks and the legislative elections to be held this year. via – NYTimes.com.
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