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Florence Duperval Guillaume signed contract with person dead over 5 Months

Let me start by saying this is not the case of a dead person transformed into a Haitian Zombi although many would think this is possible. Florence Duperval Guillaume who was Haiti Minister of Public Health under the Martelly government had managed to do that. She actually signed one of these lucrative contracts with funds from PetroCaribe with someone who as pronounced dead for over five months earlier and buried. According to Senator Youri Latortue, the person in question died in April; however both his name and signature appeared at the end of a contract along with Minister Florence Duperval Guillaume in September of that same year. Senator Cantave who worked in the Ministry at the time was present at the funeral.

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Florence Duperval Guillaume named interim prime minister of Haiti

President Martelly appointed Minister of Public Health and Population (MPHP) , Florence Guillaume, as provisional prime minister, substituting for recently deposed Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe. The appointment, it is hoped, will help quell violent uprisings besieging Haiti in recent weeks over the held-back elections pending since 2011.

The Haitian Constitution permits the holding of an interim position for as long as 30 days. By the end of the 30-day period, a permanent prime minister must be approved by Parliament or else it will collapse, allowing Martelly to rule by presidential decree. Lamothe was forced to exit office upon the Consultative Commission's recommendation he resign, which Martelly accepted and Lamothe agreed to, to avert further political upheavals. The U.S. and the U.N. also put pressure on Haiti, fearful whatever gains the country has made over nearly five years would be negated by the country's destabilization.The crisis in Haiti has come to a head. Elections must be held by January 11th, or else the government will be a non-functional body until presidential elections occur much later in 2015.

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