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Haiti’s Prime Minister Struggles To Get Ratification

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti ( – Proving that he meets eligibility requirements to be the Prime Minister appears challenging for Laurent Lamothe who submitted 58 documents at the request of 14 by the Haitian Senate to support his ratification.

According to Senator Steven Benoit (Ouest/Alternative), this is the first time a candidate for the prime ministry has submitted such a quantity of supporting documents, 58, when only 14 are needed. Senator Benoit says even with the 58 submissions, items critical to obtaining ratification are still outstanding.

The Constitution of Haiti requires that a Prime Minister be a Haitian citizen and had never renounced their nationality, or have accepted nationality in another country. The Head of Government also would have to had resided in Haiti for at least five (5) consecutive years.

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