February 24th, 2012
02:44 PM ET

Haiti's prime minister resigns after months in office

Haitian Prime Minister Garry Conille submitted his resignation Friday, President Michel Joseph Martelly announced.

Conille just assumed the position in October after being ratified by the country's Senate.

The prime minister is a former United Nations development specialist and previously served as chief of staff for former President Bill Clinton, the special U.N. envoy in Haiti. In that role, he was involved in international aid delivery to Haiti following the devastating earthquake in 2010.

In a post on his official Facebook page, Martelly said only that his office received Conille's resignation.

Martelly is expected to address the nation Friday evening.

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  1. high hopes

    I'll bet he's on his way to Syria!


    February 24, 2012 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  2. / Through a Scanner, Darkly /

    That place is Cursed

    February 24, 2012 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Dott

    He probably realized that these people will not even consider family planning but will have a baby every year. You can't have prosperty with that kind of over population. Why would they if the other nation support them or bring them to the USA?

    February 24, 2012 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
  4. fernace

    Well, there's a postOpen for Wyclef Jean! Didn't he run or want to run for president in Haiti last year!? Prime Minister is almost as prestigious! I'll vote for ya, Wyclef!!

    February 24, 2012 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Granny


    February 25, 2012 at 12:24 am | Report abuse |
  6. RUFFNUTT (( dingo trainer and 16th level warrior))

    he realized syria is a much better place to live and raise a child...

    February 25, 2012 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Michel M

    Garry Conillle resign because he wanted to do the right tihng in Haiti, he did not want to give them any money, specially people in staff. Specially Joseph Lambert

    February 25, 2012 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  8. ♔Mmmmm♕

    people are fickle and fickleness seems to be the order of the day...so sad

    February 26, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  9. ♔Mmmmm♕

    men are fickle and fickleness seems to be the order of the day....so sad!

    February 26, 2012 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Haiti boss

    Sream losers
    Haiti stands no matter what ?
    You can't put us down , althouhpgh you ve been trying , Haiti is at work , your jokes are lame and are usuals
    I love my President

    February 27, 2012 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |