Michele Duvivier Pierre-Louis, Haiti Prime Minister
Michele Duvivier Pierre-Louis's nomination was approved by 61 in-favor votes against 20 abstentions and 1 opposing vote. After this approval on 17th July 2008, Senate approve Michele Pierre-Louis with 12 in-favor vote, 0 opposing votes and 5 abstentions. On 25th August the composition of the newly formed government was announced by the then President Rene Preval and Michele was appointed Prime Minister. Apart from the role of Prime Minister, Michele was appointed as Minister of Public Security and Minister of Justice.
The government's installation was targeted for 26th of August but Hurricane Gustav delayed it. On 5th of September 2008, the government and the political program of Michele Duvivier Pierre-Louis was approved first by the Chamber of Deputies and then by Senate through extended negotiations. Michele actually received 15 out of 16 required votes from the Senate but a second vote after a short succession earned her the trailing vote. Though there were no opposing votes, one senator abstained. This voting took place when Hurricanes Ike and Hanna ravaged the island nation and as a result, her government faced a serious challenge!
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