Enex Jean-Charles to become the next Prime Minister of Haiti
Following the rejection of Mr. Fritz Jean by the Chamber of Deputies, President Jocelerme Privert has issued a decree om March 22, 2016 appointing Enex Jean-Charles as the new Prime Minister. Before the appointment was made, President Privert had consulted with various political blocs in the Haitian parliament
On Sunday, March 20, 2016, following the rejection of Fritz Jean as the Interim President's pick for Prime Minister, the Parliament got ready to vote for his next pick, Enex Jean-Charles as the Interim Prime Minister,. This happened after meetings between Privert and parliamentarians on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, for finding a consensus over his nomination. The task was not an easy one for Privert, because a group of deputies played hardball with him, refusing to provide a quorum for the hearing until a list of their demands were met. Two of their main demands were publication of a new election date, and the publication of mayoral results which had been put on hold till the names of the new members of the Provisional Electoral Council are decided.
Enex Jean-Charles (born July 18, 1960) is a longtime presidential adviser, administrative law professor and a seasoned lawyer who has remained behind the scenes in the National Palace for years since the rule of Presidents Boniface Alexandre (March 2004 to June 2006), who headed the U.S.-backed transitional government between 2004-06. Jean Charles served as the Secretary General of the Council of Ministers, with the rank of minister. He was a member of Rene Préval's private cabinet (December 2007 to May 2011); and more recently, served as an adviser to Martelly (since June 2011).