Washington Post says: Haiti needs food, jobs, doctors - and now a president

Haiti Nouvelles - June 16 2016, 1:15 PM

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Haiti's parliament has not extended Jocelerme Privert's tenure as interim president, nor appointed another caretaker figure.

Privert's opponents say his term has clearly ended; he and his supporters insist he remains Haiti's de facto president unless lawmakers vote him out. The head of Haiti's lower house has not been able to get lawmakers to decide on it.

This sort of standoff is the last thing Haiti needs, producing an all-consuming distraction from its many other problems: economic stagnation, a tanking currency, drought, cholera, the Zika virus, food shortages and a three-month-old strike by public health workers.

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