PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI —
Haiti's new president has chosen a physician and political outsider to be prime minister.
President Jovenel Moise announced in a late Wednesday tweet that he and Haiti's two legislative leaders have agreed upon the nomination of Dr. Jack Guy Lafontant.
Lafontant is a gastroenterologist and head of the Rotary Club in the commercial district of Petionville.
Both houses of parliament will vote on whether to confirm Lafontant after he presents a plan of government.
A prime minister oversees the Cabinet and day-to-day operations of government.