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Jean Michel Lapin Elected as Haiti's New PM

Jean Michel Lapin, who once served as a courier in the public administration will be the new prime minister of Haiti.
Jean Michel Lapin Elected as Haiti's New PM
  • The announcement was made by Haiti's President Jovenel Moise.

Details:

  • He succeeds Prime Minister Jean-Henry Ceant.
  • The former culture and communications minister, Lapin was named acting prime minister on March 21.
  • Lapin is the third head of government under President Moise, since he came to office in February 2017.
  • The formation of a new government in Haiti is an International Monetary Fund (IMF) pre-requisite for the disbursement of the first tranche of a US$229 million loan to Haiti.
  • In 2018, Haiti, the poorest country in the Americas, had a record US$290 million deficit, while its national budget was estimated at US$1.8 billion.

About Haiti:

  • Capital: Port-au-Prince
  • Currency: Haitian Gourde
  • Continent: North America

Question:

Q. Who will become the new prime minister of Haiti?
a. John Michel Lapin
b. Jean Michel Lapin
c. Jacob Michel Lapin
d. Jack Michel Lapin
Jean Michel Lapin Elected as Haiti's New PM Jean Michel Lapin Elected as Haiti's New PM Reviewed by Neha Verma on April 15, 2019 Rating: 5

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