The Prime Minister is appointed by the President and confirmed by the National Assembly. |
The Prime Minister has become a political football between the authority of the President and that of the National Assembly since early 2019.
Prime Minister Jean-Henry Céant was censured then ousted by the National Assembly on March 18, 2019.
The Assembly then influenced the selection of its favored candidate, Jean Michel Lapin, who was offered by the President the job on April 9, 2019: [Link]
President Moïse chose later to spite the Assembly and nominate Fritz William Michel on July 22, 2019 in Lapin's place. The Assembly refused to vote to confirm Michel, and the nomination lapsed.
President Moïse then names Joseph Jouthe as prime minister on March 2, 2020 by decree. Jouthe and his cabinet are sworn in on March 4, 2020.
The President has been ruling by decree ever since.