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Haitian prime minister quits under pressure; election crisis may loom
Haitian prime minister quits under pressure; election crisis may loom

Amid a deepening political crisis, international pressure and violent domestic unrest, Haiti’s prime minister announced his resignation Sunday, possibly clearing the way for overdue elections. The forced resignation of Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe may appease a whirlwind of critics at home and abroad, but it might not be enough to rescue the hemisphere’s poorest nation from political collapse. President Michel Martelly will now have to appoint a new government that can oversee legislative and municipal elections delayed by more than three years. If elections are not held by Jan. 12, when some legislators’ terms end, parliament will be forced to shut down, allowing...

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