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HAITI

Haiti's legislative machinery has been effectively stalled since June 1997, a year-and-a-half after President Preval's February 1996 inauguration. Prime Minister Rosny Smarth resigned in June 1997 and for 18 months the Parliament was unwilling to approve any of the nominations for a new Prime Minister put forward by President Preval. President Preval allowed the Parliament's mandate to lapse in January 1999 effectively leaving the country without a legislative branch of Government. President Preval's last nomination for Prime Minister, Jacques-Edouard Alexis, assumed office in January 1999 and formed a government in March. Alexis has announced that his primary goal is to organize and hold elections to reconstitute Parliament.
CURRENT GOVERNMENT
President Aristide, Jean-Bertrand
Prime Minister Neptune, Yvon
Min. of Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Rural Development Hilaire, Sebastien
Min. of Commerce & Industry Gouthier, Leslie
Min. of Culture & Communication Desquiron, Lilas
Min. of Environment Pierre, Webster
Min. of Finance Faubert, Gustave
Min. of Foreign Affairs Antonio, Joseph Philippe
Min. of Haitians Living Abroad Voltaire, Leslie
Min. of Interior Privert, Jocelerme
Min. of Justice Delatour, Calixte
Min. of National Education, Youth, and Sport Austin, Marie-Carmelle
Min. of Planning & External Cooperation Duret, Paul
Min. of Public Health & Population Voltaire, Henri-Claude
Min. of Public Works & Transportation Clinton, Harry
Min. of Social Affairs Saint-Preux, Eudes
Min. of Women's Affairs Lubin, Ginette
Min. Without Portfolio (in Charge of Negotiations with Opposition)  
Sec. of State for Communication Dupuy, Mario
Sec. of State for Literacy Guiteau, Maryse
Sec. of State for Public Security Dubreuil, Jean-Gerard
Sec. of State for Tourism Deverson, Martine
Sec. of State for Youth, Sports, & Civic Service Nau, Herman
Governor, Central Bank Joseph, Venel
Ambassador to the US  
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York Alexandre, Jean