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October 24, 1995 | From Times Wire Reports
President Jean-Bertrand Aristide has picked Foreign Minister Claudette Werleigh to become Haiti's first female prime minister. Werleigh, 49, is to replace Smarck Michel, who resigned Oct. 16 over widespread opposition to his economic reforms. Chamber of Deputies President Fritz Robert St. Paul said Monday that Aristide picked Werleigh after consulting with leaders of both houses of Parliament. Her appointment is not expected to encounter opposition from lawmakers, who must approve it.
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October 24, 1995 | From Times Wire Reports
President Jean-Bertrand Aristide has picked Foreign Minister Claudette Werleigh to become Haiti's first female prime minister. Werleigh, 49, is to replace Smarck Michel, who resigned Oct. 16 over widespread opposition to his economic reforms. Chamber of Deputies President Fritz Robert St. Paul said Monday that Aristide picked Werleigh after consulting with leaders of both houses of Parliament. Her appointment is not expected to encounter opposition from lawmakers, who must approve it.
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