Jean-Max Bellerive

Jean-Max Bellerive (born 1958) is a Haitian politician and former Prime Minister of Haiti. He resigned on 14 May 2011.[1]

Jean-Max Bellerive
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Bellerive in 2010
14th Prime Minister of Haiti
In office
11 November 2009 – 18 October 2011
PresidentRené Préval
Michel Martelly
Preceded byMichèle Pierre-Louis
Succeeded byGarry Conille
Personal details
Born1958 (age 63–64)
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Political partyLespwa


Personal lifeEdit

Bellerive was born in Port-au-Prince in 1958. As the son of a prominent doctor,[2] 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,[2] just before the overthrow of Jean-Claude Duvalier. He is married, and has two daughters.[2]

Prime Minister of HaitiEdit

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.[3] 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.[3]

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.[1] Martelly selected Daniel Gérard Rouzier to succeed Bellerive. However, the parliament rejected Mr Rouzier.


  1. ^ a b Jacqueline Charles (15 May 2011). "Haiti Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive resigns". The Miami Herald. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
  2. ^ a b c "Haitian Prime Minister Bellerive known as political survivor, technocrat". 25 January 2010. Retrieved 30 July 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Haiti president designates economist to be premier". Reuters. 31 October 2009. Retrieved 30 July 2010.

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Political offices
Preceded by Prime Minister of Haiti
Succeeded by