Haitian lawmakers on Sunday night rejected economist Fritz Jean as the country’s new prime minister sending the provisional government in the French-speaking Caricom country into a state of uncertainty.

Jean, named by Interim President Jocelerme Privert needed at least 60 of the 119 members of the Lower House to support his nomination.

But when the vote was taken on Sunday evening, he received 38 votes with 36 against with one legislator abstaining.

The vote leaves President Privert without a person to run the government’s day-to-day affairs and he also failed to get support for the new Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) that is needed to organize the twice-postponed presidential run-off vote now tentatively scheduled for April 24.



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