Michel Martelly announces new government cabinet

Michel Martelly announces new government cabinet

Martelly Reneges on Promise to Form Consensus Government

President Martelly has not honored his word to form a consensus government. His new cabinet contains several ministers, who worked under ex-Prime Minister Lamothe. Ex-senate president, Desras, says, ". . . only one opposition member made the cabinet list . . ."

Martelly's opposition also criticizes his choice of planning minister, Yves Joseph, an intimate of former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier.

Holding state and local elections is critical, but Martelly needs to seat an Electoral Council first.

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