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Commission will select prime minister for Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - A three-member commission Thursday began working to select a new prime minister and organize a transitional government to end the crisis that plunged Haiti into a violent tailspin and forced President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to resign.
The three-man commission met Thursday for the first time to begin the task of selecting a seven-member council of "wise men," which will name a new prime minister and transitional cabinet.
The three members named to the commission are Leslie Voltaire, the minister for Haitians Living Abroad in the Aristide government; Paul Denis, a former opposition senator; and Adama Guindo, the U.N. Development Program coordinator in Haiti.
Among the names being considered as prime minister candidates are Herard Abraham, former acting army chief of staff; Gerard Latortue, an economist; and Smarck Michel, a former prime minister under Aristide.