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Haiti Prime Minister Jack Lafontant resigns

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Following the series of fuel protests in Haiti, the Prime Minister of Haiti, Jack Guy Lafontant, has resigned. In a speech in the lower house of Congress in the capital, Port-au-Prince, he said President Jovenel Moïse, had accepted his resignation.

The protest has led to the death of four people who were killed with shops and buildings burnt and looted. The unrest started after the government unveiled a proposal to remove fuel subsidies.

Although IMF has suggested the removal of the fuel subsidies as a means to carry out structural reforms to promote growth.

The IMF argued getting rid of the fuel subsidies would free up cash for other things like education, health and job creation.

But many of the protestors accused the government of being out of touch with their economic difficulties in one of the world’s poorest countries.

What do you think of the Prime Minister resignation?

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