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Haiti’s senate gives new government vote of confidence – AFP


Prime Minister Jean-Henry Ceant, who has been head of government since early August, listened to the doubts expressed by the lawmakers angry at cabinet ministers suspected of tax evasion, before managing to obtain support of 21 of 28 senators.

With the senate’s approval secure, the new government now needs a vote of confidence from the chamber of Deputies, scheduled to meet later in the day.

Ceant, a notary who ran unsuccessfully for president in 2010 and 2016, was named to the post on August 5 by President Jovenel Moise is Jean-Henry Ceant — but in a sign of discord between the legislative and presidential branches it took a month to reach agreement on his 18-member cabinet.

Source: AFP

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