Haiti Senate vote for PM postponed

AP News
Posted: Oct 03, 2011 6:16 PM
Haiti Senate vote for PM postponed

Haitian lawmakers have delayed plans to vote on choosing a new prime minister for the Caribbean nation.

Senate President Rodolphe Joazile says the vote didn't happen because not all the senators had received copies of the portfolio of Garry Conille, the man nominated by President Michel Martelly to be Haiti's next prime minister.

Joazile said the vote was rescheduled for Tuesday.

Conille is a doctor and was an aide to Bill Clinton in the former U.S. President's role as U.N. envoy to Haiti.

Haiti has been without a prime minister since Martelly took office in May, which has slowed earthquake reconstruction. Martelly's two earlier picks were rejected by parliament.