Haiti: Fritz Belizaire appointed Prime Minister Haiti: Fritz Belizaire appointed Prime Minister

Haiti: Fritz Belizaire appointed Prime Minister

Haiti: Fritz Belizaire appointed Prime Minister

In Haiti, the Transitional Council chose Fritz Belizaire as Prime Minister on Tuesday. This former Minister of Sports, little known to Haitians, must now form a government team.

Fritz Belizaire was surprisingly chosen to replace current interim Prime Minister Michel Patrick Boisvert, gaining the support of four of the seven voting members of the nine-member council, while other council members said they would not didn't know him. 

For the president of the transition council, he must notably find the consensus necessary for a country ravaged by violence.

''What is important for us is that this (the choice of Fritz Belizaire as Prime Minister) shows the desire to overcome divisions, to overcome conflicts and to reach a consensus. '', declared Edgard Leblanc Fils, President of the Transitional Council

Coordinated gang attacks launched on February 29 have plagued Haiti. Haitians remain divided over whether they believe a transitional government can help calm a troubled country whose capital has been under siege since gangs launched coordinated attacks on Feb. 29.

Gang members burned police stations, opened fire on the main international airport which has remained closed since early March and broke into Haiti's two largest prisons, freeing more than 4,000 inmates.

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