Haiti’s president accepts report that calls for prime minister to quit

United Nations peacekeepers firing at Haitian protestors? WTH?

Global News

WATCH: Protests in Haiti in reaction to a controversial report are broken up by UN peacekeepers using tear gas.

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – President Michel Martelly said Friday night that he accepted all the findings of a report this week from a government-appointed commission, including its recommendation that the prime minister resign.

Martelly said during a brief televised speech that Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe was ready to make a sacrifice and resign, although he did not say that Lamothe would step down. Lamothe was at the announcement but did not speak.

Martelly said he would meet with other government officials Monday, while stressing his view that Lamothe had been helping move the country forward.

The president appointed the 11-member commission Nov. 28 to help break a political stalemate that has held up long-delayed legislative and municipal elections that have led to violent protests in recent days.

The commission released its report…

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