Haiti's Senate approves Garry Conille as premier

October 5, 2011 05:39

PORT-AU-PRINCE - Haiti's Senate on Tuesday approved Garry Conille as prime minister, endorsing President Michel Martelly's third nominee for the post in a move many hope will boost reconstruction efforts in the earthquake-ravaged nation.

The Senate confirmation of Conille, 45, a medical doctor and UN development expert, followed approval from Haiti's lower house of parliament last month.

It was Martelly's third attempt to install a new head of government after his first two nominees were rejected by lawmakers in the poor Caribbean state, which was hit by a massive earthquake last year.

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