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.
Après une 2è série de consultations avec les présidents des deux Chambres, j%27ai fait choix du Dr. Jack Guy Lafontant comme Premier Ministre. pic.twitter.com/yEDPDLGZUW— Jovenel Moïse (@moisejovenel) February 23, 2017
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.