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'Consensus' government fails to end Haiti protests

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 00:36

Protests calling for Haitian President Michel Martelly to step down continues despite the announcment of a new 'consensus' government. Yiming Woo reports.

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Calls for the Haitian President to resign are not dying down, as the country slips into a political crisis. To try to end weeks of protests, Michel Martelly promised the opposition last Sunday that he'd create a consensus government. But he's kept some ministers in the same positions, and placed his allies in others. The unhappiness with Martelly's leadership isn't contained to the street protests. (SOUNDBITE) (Creole) HAITIAN CRAFTSMAN AMBROISE SCOTT, SAYING: "What I want is for the government to start to think about the people." The country has not gone to the polls for any kind of election for three years.

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'Consensus' government fails to end Haiti protests

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 00:36