Former Haitian PM is dead
PORT AU PRINCE, Sept. 2, CMC –Smarck Michel, a businessman who served for almost a year as Haiti’s prime minister in the mid-1990s, died Saturday. He was 75.
Michel was appointed prime minister in 1994, one month after Jean Bertrand Aristide resumed the presidency after three years in exile.
Michel resigned almost a year later over opposition to his economic reforms, which advocated a privatization plan that was unpopular with Haiti's poor majority.
After his brief stint in politics, Michel returned full-time to the family grocery store until he closed it in 2010 and retired.
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