A message from the Corbettlist - 19 September 2011
Calling your attention to blatant, inaccurate and misleading headlines from major news media concerning the Haitian cabinet confirmation process. Whether by intention or ignorance, and/or Palace approval or acquiescence, the result is the same: habitual exaggeration ruins credibility.
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Google News Headlines
Haiti's parliament ratifies Garry Conille as prime minister
Shanghai Daily (subscription) - 18 hours ago
16 (Xinhua) -- Haiti's parliament on Friday ratified senior United Nations diplomat Garry Conille as the Caribbean nation's new prime minister after ...
Haitian Lawmakers Approve New Pick for Prime Minister
Voice of America (blog) - 17 hours ago
Lawmakers in Haiti's lower house of parliament have unanimously approved the nomination of a United Nations development expert to serve as prime minister. ...
Haiti's Parliament Ratifies Garry Conille as PM
CRIENGLISH.com - 17 hours ago
Haiti's parliament on Friday unanimously approved the nomination of senior UN diplomat Garry Conille as the Caribbean nation's new prime minister. ...
Haitian lawmakers approve new pick for premier
Stabroek News - 8 hours ago
By Stabroek staff Saturday, September 17, 2011 PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Haitian lawmakers approved the nomination of a UN ...
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Jafrikayiti notes: At the time of this exchange, only the lower chamber of Haiti's parliament endorsed the nomination of Garry Conille as Prime Minister. He has yet to face the Haitian Senate whose approval he must receive in order to be ratified. But, given the perception that Conille was handpicked by his current employer Bill Clinton - who is said to hold more power in Haiti than elected Haitian officials - Conille is expected to pass, although he blatantly fails to meet the basic requirements of the Haitian Constitution - such as article 157-5 which requires a nominee to the post of Prime Minister to have legal residency in the country for the 5 preceding and consecutive years.