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Haiti: Premier Conille’s Resignation Increases Instability, Says Canada

OTTAWA, Haiti (defend.ht)- Garry Conille’s resignation "increases instability" in a country struggling to embark on the road to rebuilding two years after the devastating earthquake of 2010, regretted the Canadian foreign minister, John Baird. Very laudatory to the PM resigned, the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, John Baird, urges the head of the Haitian government to quickly choose his successor.

"Canada deeply regrets the resignation of Prime Minister Garry Conille. Premier Conille is a competent leader, a friend of Canada and a man who embodies hope, "responded the minister in a statement released in Ottawa.

"The absence of a prime minister increases instability at a time when Haitians have serious difficulties to rebuild their lives and their country," said Mr. Baird later. In the process, he invited the President to designate Martelly "without delay" a new head of government.

The Presidents of both Houses of Parliament, party leaders, the Bishop of the Catholic Church Pierre André Dumas and some of the key partners of Haiti, including the United States, have expressed concern that the country sliding into a new political crisis with the fall of Garry Conille.

A former UN official and chief of staff to former President Bill Clinton, co-chair of the Interim Commission for the Reconstruction of Haiti (IHRC), had happened only four months in Prime.

Heavily criticized in some quarters, President Michel Martelly, who initiated an informal consultation with Parliament, promised Friday night early appointment of a new prime minister for a normalization of the situation.

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