As Haiti's lawmakers appeared poised to reject a last-minute plea from Prime Minister Michele Pierre-Louis to delay Thursday's vote to oust her, the international community appeared resigned to accept her likely dismissal.
Meanwhile, Haitian President René Préval, who dined with former Prime Minister Jacques-Edouard Alexis and Central Bank Governor Charles Castel on Tuesday, continued to distance himself from the move by a small but powerful group of senators to remove Pierre-Louis. The senators have said that she has moved too slowly to solve Haiti's problems.
Pierre-Louis replaced Alexis 13 months ago, and Préval has confirmed to Haitian politicians and foreign diplomats that he has already chosen a replacement: Jean-Max Bellerive, minister of Planning and External Cooperation.
Bellerive, who has worked in the government for the past two decades, is well-known among the international community.
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