HAITIAN PRESIDENT BACK AFTER MEDICAL LEAVE
(Independent Online) - By SAPA
Haiti's President Michel Martelly is home after a two-week medical leave.
Martelly's office says the president went to Miami for medical treatment because of a blood clot in his lung.
After flying home Monday morning, Martelly said he was “standing strong.”
He's also stressed the need for Parliament to approve his choice for prime minister, foreign affairs minister Laurent Lamothe.
The senate has already ratified Lamothe for the post but the Chamber of Deputies still needs to vote.
Haiti has been without a prime minister since Garry Conille resigned two months ago after only four months on the job. The vacancy has stalled rebuilding efforts after a massive earthquake more than two years ago.