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‘Violent Altercation’ between Prime Minister-designate Garry Conille and Presidential Adviser
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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) – Witnesses present at the Karibe Hotel on Saturday reported a violent altercation between the Prime Minister-designate, Dr. Garry Conille and advisers to the President Michel Martelly.
Radio Caraibes RTVC reported the altercation occurred as advisers to the President asked Dr. Conille to sign an undated letter of resignation from his post as Prime Minister, before becoming Prime Minister.
Refusing to sign the letter, Dr. Conille called for officers of the Police Nationale d’Haiti (PNH) to ensure his safety from the field.
Following this dispute, the Prime Minister-designate canceled a meeting with the Private Sector Forum casting doubt on his future intentions to serve as Prime Minister.
Sources of RTVC confirm that Dr. Garry Conille held talks late on Saturday on the subject with President Martelly to express his profound disagreement with this practice, however, without giving details.
According to corroborating sources of RTVC, advisers Thierry Mayard-Paul and Patrick Rouzier were at the root of the confrontation.
Conille currently holds a couple of position in the United Nations including Chief of Staff to the Head of the UN Envoy to Haiti, former U.S. President Bill Clinton. Many Parliamentarians have hinted they would reject the prime minister designate if he is not resigned from the United Nations.