A commission recently appointed by Haiti President Michel Martelly is calling for his prime minister to resign so a new consensus government can be formed.
The 11-member panel made up of ex-officials and religious leaders was appointed by Martelly on Nov. 28 to help resolve a political stalemate holding up long-delayed legislative elections. In recent months, there has been an uptick in street protests by government critics.
Martelly is expected to hold a news conference about the commission’s findings later Tuesday.
The commission says Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe’s resignation would pave the way for a consensus government. It is also calling for members of Haiti’s Provisional Electoral Council and the head of the Superior Judicial Council to step down.
The Associated Press obtained a copy of the report Tuesday.