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Haiti nominates new Prime Minister

Published:Monday | April 28, 2008 | 3:18 PM

The President of Haiti, Rene Preval, has nominated a new Prime Minister as part of efforts to prevent further unrest triggered by rises in the price of food and fuel.

Ericq Pierre, a senior adviser with the Inter-American Development Bank, has been selected as the country’s next Prime Minister.

The Senate dismissed the former Prime Minister, Jacques-Edouard Alexis, two weeks ago for failing to address the country\'s problems.

Riots over high food and fuel prices earlier this month reportedly left six persons dead in Haiti.