Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Interim Haitian Prime Minister Approved as Nation Awaits Election

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Interim Haitian Prime Minister Approved as Nation Awaits Election

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A longtime presidential adviser and administrative law professor has won approval from Haitian lawmakers to take full control of the country as prime minister and lead Haiti to the election of its next president.

Lawmakers approved Prime Minister Enex Jean-Charles' general policy statement and new government during back-to-back confirmation hearings that began Thursday in the Senate and ended before sunrise Good Friday in the Lower Chamber of Deputies.

The favorable votes in both chambers end one chapter of political uncertainty but open another, as it is seen as increasingly likely the country won't be able to meet next month's April 24 deadline to transfer power from an interim president to a democratically elected one.

After passing the Senate 20-0, an emotional Mr. …

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