Lawyer Is Second Choice For Haiti PM

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News Americas, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Fri. July 8, 2011: A former justice minister who was responsible for the arrests of high-profile supporters of Jean-Bertrand Aristide after the ex-president was ousted in 2004 is now the latest choice for prime minister of Haiti.

Haitian President Michel Martelly announced the choice of Bernard Gousse Thursday, weeks after Haitian lawmakers rejected his first choice, businessman Daniel-Gerard Rouzier.

Gousse is a French-trained lawyer who served as minister of justice and public security in 2004.

Martelly, who took office in May, has been so far unable to form a government to begin to address the extensive challenges facing the country because he has no prime minister.