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Haiti's PM resigns in wake of violent protests

Published:Monday | December 15, 2014 | 1:25 PM
Laurent Lamothe - AP

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP):

Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe announced early Sunday that he was resigning along with several ministers in the wake of violent anti-government protests and a commission's call for him to step down.




In a speech that was delayed past midnight, Lamothe said he was leaving "with a sense of accomplishment," adding: "This country has undergone a deep and dynamic transformation and a real change in benefit of its people."



President Michel Martelly said earlier he accepted the findings of the commission that had recommended Lamothe's replacement.



Martelly appointed Lamothe as prime minister in 2012, and some political analysts believe Lamothe might seek the presidency in upcoming elections.



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