Health minister named as Haiti's new interim prime minister

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Posted: Dec 21, 2014 10:52 AM

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Haiti's Health Minister Florence Duperval Guillaume, was named interim prime minister on Sunday to replace Laurent Lamothe who resigned a week ago following several weeks of protests.

The announcement is part of an effort to resolve a mounting political crisis over long-delayed elections. Lamothe's resignation also came after international warnings from the United States and the United Nations that the impoverished Caribbean nation was on the brink of political chaos again.

(Reporting By Amelie Baron. Writing by David Adams; Editing by Diane Craft)