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Haiti president to form new government after angry protests

Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 00:55

Haitian president Michel Martelly announces plans to form a consensus government over the weekend, hoping to quell angry anti-government protests. Yiming Woo reports.

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Weeks of anti-government protests in Haiti has forced the country's President to listen to the demands of demonstrators. Michel Martelly says he'll announce a consensus government over the weekend. (SOUNDBITE) (French) HAITIAN PRESIDENT MICHEL MARTELLY SAYING: "I also accepted starting a true, constructive dialogue with the opposition and to involve them from this moment into the government until the end of my term." But protesters don't trust him, who they've accused of corruption. (SOUNDBITE) (Creole) PROTESTER ANDRE FADO, SAYING: "We don't want to negotiate with Martelly, it's a de facto government, we want a transition government to organise elections." Presidential elections are scheduled to run at the end of the year.

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Haiti president to form new government after angry protests

Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 00:55