Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe with his friend President Michel Martelly
Here is a picture of Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe with his friend Haitian President Michel Martelly
The protestors want government corruption to stop and believe it should start with the disbandment of the Martelly-Lamothe government. They have been scuffling with police outside the National Palace, fired upon by U.N. peacekeeping soldiers and tear-gassed by local police. So far, one man has died near the rubble of the presidential palace.
Martelly is scheduled to meet with members of the CC on Monday to go over its recommendations. Currently three names are being floated for replacing Lamothe: Senator Jocelerme Privert, erstwhile interior minister; ex-prime minister Jean-Max Bellerive; and present Finance Minister Marie-Carmelle Jean-Marie.
During Lamothe's time in office he earned recognition for his involvement in pivotal infrastructure projects. But rumors and allegations he mis-handled funds for the Petrocaribe Fuel Program, and he spent too much government money to make himself a favored candidate for the presidency in 2016, turned his political supporters against him.