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Jean Michel Lapin Elected as Haiti's New PM

Published on April 15, 2019
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.


  • 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


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
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