Bellerive in 2010
|14th Prime Minister of Haiti|
11 November 2009 – 18 October 2011
|Preceded by||Michèle Pierre-Louis|
|Succeeded by||Garry Conille|
|Born||1958 (age 56–57)
Bellerive was born in Port-au-Prince in 1958. As the son of a prominent doctor, he left Haiti at a very young age to study in Switzerland, France, and Belgium. With a degree in Political Science and International Relations, Bellerive returned to Haiti in 1986, just before the overthrow of Jean-Claude Duvalier. He is married, and has two daughters.
Prime Minister of Haiti
Haitian President René Préval, following the orders of a senate resolution, nominated Bellerive on 30 October 2009, to replace former Prime Minister Michèle Pierre-Louis. A day before the nomination, on 29 October 2009, 18 senators of a 29-member senate had voted to dismiss Pierre-Louis on charges that she was performing poorly in leading Haiti's economic recovery efforts in the wake of the destructive 2008 hurricane season.
On 14 May 2011, Bellerive resigned as Prime Minister, so as to allow the country's new President, Michel Martelly, to choose his own Prime Minister. Martelly selected Daniel Gérard Rouzier to succeed Bellerive. However, the parliament rejected Mr Rouzier.
- Jacqueline Charles (15 May 2011). "Haiti Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive resigns". The Miami Herald. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
- "Haitian Prime Minister Bellerive known as political survivor, technocrat". canadaeast.com. 25 January 2010. Retrieved 30 July 2010.
- "Haiti president designates economist to be premier". Reuters. 31 October 2009. Retrieved 30 July 2010.
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