Parliament vote on interim president came after nearly 12-hour marathon session
Jocelerme Privert was yesterday elected as Haiti’s interim president to fill the vacuum following the departure of Michel Martelly last week.
Privert, 62, who is the president of the National Assembly, was chosen on the second round of voting after a lengthy session that stretched overnight from Saturday to yesterday morning.
The politicians chose Privert over two other candidates, Dejan Belizaire and Edgar Leblanc Fils, both former presidents of the senate.
Under an agreement signed hours before Martelly’s departure, the interim president chosen by parliament will serve for up to 120 days.