President Jovenel Moise Tuesday announced Jean Michel Lapin, who once served as a courier in the public administration, to be the new prime minister of this French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country.

Lapin, who had been serving as acting prime minister ever since 93 of the 103 members of the Chamber of Deputies voted in favor of removing Prime Minister Jean-Henry Ceant, last month, was reportedly one of three persons who had been considered for the permanent position.

In a twitter message on Tuesday prior to leaving the country for a visit to panama, President Moise confirmed the appointment of Lapin, the former culture and communications minister, who was named acting prime minister on March 21, Lapin will now spend the next few days forming his government before going before the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate to be ratified with a vote on his political programme.

Lapin is the third head of government under President Moise, since he came to office in February 2017.

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