Resigning Haiti PM Means More Turmoil
Haiti has had the types of protests and riots that make the Ferguson riots look tame. Amidst the political turmoil has been calls for Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe to step down. On Sunday, he did just that.
He did it in the early morning hours when most were already asleep. In his speech, he expressed pride in his accomplishments and hope for the future.
According to Seattle Times:
Lamothe’s resignation complicates the current political situation because nominations for a new prime minister require approval from Parliament and it is unclear whether someone would be nominated before Parliament is dissolves in January, said Michael Deibert, author of “Notes from the Last Testament: The Struggle for Haiti.”
We will watch these developments closely. The chances of finding a suitable replacement for him before the Parliament is dissolved next month are slim, which means that this could be the beginning of deepening political strife in a country that has had its share of tragedy in recent years.