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Haitian Prime Minister, New Government Sworn In


Haitian Prime Minister Garry Conille talks to a reporter in Port-au-Prince (file photo)

Haitian Prime Minister Garry Conille talks to a reporter in Port-au-Prince (file photo)

Haiti's new Prime Minister Garry Conille was sworn into office Tuesday along with 16 cabinet ministers.

The new government took office five months after Michel Martelly was sworn in as president. Conille was President Martelly's third nominee for the post.

The new government will attempt to rebuild much of Haiti's infrastructure following the January 2010 earthquake, which killed nearly a quarter of a million people.

Health concerns continue to plague Haiti in the wake of the earthquake. The World Health Organization reported more than 400,000 cholera cases in July.

Conille served as an aide to former U.S. President Bill Clinton during his tenure as a special United Nations envoy to Haiti.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.

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