Haiti's Interim PM Garry Conille Hospitalized; Stable Condition Reported

Garry Conille, Haiti's new interim prime minister, was hospitalized with respiratory issues but is reportedly stable. Conille, who took office just over a week ago, previously led the country and was a U.N. UNICEF regional director. He aims to restore stability and hold elections by February 2026.


Reuters | Updated: 09-06-2024 07:34 IST | Created: 09-06-2024 07:34 IST
Haiti's Interim PM Garry Conille Hospitalized; Stable Condition Reported

Haiti's new interim prime minister, Garry Conille, was hospitalized with respiratory issues but appeared to be in stable condition, local media said on Saturday.

Conille, 58, who took office just over a week ago, was rushed to hospital after suffering breathing problems, news outlets Gazette Haiti and Le Nouvelliste said, without providing further details. Radio Metronome reported that Conille's condition was stable.

His representatives did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Reuters images showed several ambulances and police officers outside a hospital in a suburb of the capital Port-au-Prince where Conille was reportedly undergoing treatment.

Conille had briefly led the country over a decade ago, and was most recently a former regional director at U.N. children's agency UNICEF. He was named interim prime minister on May 29 by a transition council with the mandate to restore stability and take back control from violent gangs.

The transition council aims to hold elections before Feb. 7, 2026, as laid out in Haiti's constitution, after a series of crises in the country's leadership. President Jovenel Moise was assassinated in 2021, leaving Haiti to this day without a president, while Prime Minister Ariel Henry resigned in March this year after he left Haiti to seek support for the Kenyan security mission and was unable to re-enter the country.

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