Jovenel Moise addresses the media next to his wife Martine after winning 55.67 percent of the vote in the November 20 presidential election, according to the electoral council, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Nov. 28, 2016.
Jovenel Moise addresses the media next to his wife Martine after winning 55.67 percent of the vote in the November 20 presidential election, according to the electoral council, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Nov. 28, 2016.

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.

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