Four things to know about Haiti’s new prime minister, Jean-Henry Ceant

August 20, 2018 at 05:52 am | News

Nduta Waweru

Nduta Waweru | Contributor

August 20, 2018 at 05:52 am | News

Photo: Jean Henry Ceant/Twitter

Haiti nominated prime minister, Jean-Henry Ceant is set to replace former head of government, Guy Lafontant, who had resigned following violent protests against the government’s increase of petroleum prices.

Lafontant’s resignation came ahead of a motion of censure against him, and his cabinet, over the July 6-8 riots that emerged after the government planned to raise the fuel prices as part of Haiti’s  agreement with the International Monetary Fund  At least seven people died in the riots.

Ceant was nominated on August 6 by President  Jovenel Moise after deliberation with the two branches of Parliament.

Here are four things to know about Jean-Henry Ceant:

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