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Friday
Feb242012

Prime Minister of Haiti Resigns After Less Than 5 Months

THONY BELIZAIRE/AFP/Getty Images(PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti) -- Haitian Prime Minister Garry Conille resigned suddenly Friday after taking the job less than five months ago.  

Conille had been under pressure from President Michel Martelly to step down after several disputes over issues that include how to handle reconstruction and repair contracts worth millions of dollars, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The announcement is sure to add to the political instability in Haiti, which is still recovering after the catastrophic earthquake two years ago. The LA Times reports Conille, who once served on a Haiti reconstruction board for former President Bill Clinton was only the third choice of President Martelly, a former pop music performer, to lead the nation's governing body.

It is uncertain who will replace Conille.

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