New government approved


Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe’s new government was approved by the Chamber of Deputies by 70 votes to 6 against yesterday afternoon and will be sworn in today.

The full list of the Cabinet as reported in the Haitian Post is given below:

Ministerial Cabinet members confirmed in the Senate:
Ronsard St-Cyr Minister of Social Affairs and Labour
Thomas Jacques Minister of Agriculture Natural Resources and Rural Development
Laurent Lamothe Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cults
Ralph Theano Minister Delegate to the Prime Minister responsible for relations with Parliament
Rose Anne Marie Carmelle Auguste Minister Delegate to the Prime Minister for Human Right and the
fight against extreme poverty
Yanick Mézil Minister for Women’s Affairs and Women’s Rights
Jean Mario Dupuy Minister of Culture
Jean Gardy Ady Communications Minister
Reginald Paul Minister of Education and Training
Mary Jean Marie Carmelle Minister of Economy and Finance
Thierry Mayard Paul Minister of Interior and Local Authorities
Jean Renel Sanon Minister of Justice and Public Security
Florence Guillaume Duperval Minister of Public Health and Population
Stephanie Balmir Villedrouin Minister of Tourism
Jacques Rousseau Minister of Public Works, Transport, Energy and Communications
Josepha Raymond Gauthier Minister of Planning and External Cooperation
Plus the following new Ministers confirmed in the Lower House:
Jean Rodolphe Joazile Defence Minister
Wilson Laleau Minister of Trade and Industry
Jean René Roosevelt Minister of Youth, Sports and Civic Action
Joseph Ronald Toussaint Environment Minister
Daniel Torment Minister of Haitians Living Abroad
Marie Felix Mimose Minister Delegate to the Prime Minister in charge of promoting the peasantry

The approval of the Cabinet comes almost exactly one year since the election of President Michel Martelly.

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