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Green Light to Haiti New Administration
by Prensa Latina (reposted)
Thursday Jun 1st, 2006 11:18 AM
Port au Prince, May 31 (Prensa Latina) Haiti’s two parliamentary chambers Wednesday approved the program to stabilize the impoverished Caribbean nation presented by the newly appointed Prime Minister Jacques Edouard Alexis.
The new official, appointed by President Rene Preval, was unanimously ratified by the Senate and the Lower Chamber this week.

Parliamentarians agreed on the need to put the manifesto in practice although the new administration will be made up by members of different political parties; since none of them obtained majority in the February elections.

The Preval-Alexis duo, who worked together in Preval´s prior presidential term (1996-2001), will focus on creating the required institutions to achieve stability in the nation and generate new employment sources.

To achieve this, the new administration must overcome almost insurmountable barriers, such as the abject poverty the Haitian population has been plunged into, the high violence rates and the serious consequences left by the AIDS epidemic.

They also find themselves in a Catch-22 as the funds needed to carry out this work have been frozen by the international community, chiefly the US, until the domestic crisis is resolved.

Fortunately, Peval can count on support from the majority of Haitians who elected him, betting on his bettering their quality of life.

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