Commission calls for Haiti Prime Minister's resignation
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Commission calls for Haiti Prime Minister's resignation

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.