Minister of Environment Osner Richard has been removed from office less than 48 hours after a new government was named in Haiti.
Richard, who was appointed by presidential decree on Wednesday, was nominated by a consortium of political parties.
The political parties have since named engineer Joseph Jouthe, a former technical director at the Office of Monetization of Development Assistance Programmes, to replace Richard pending its appointment in the official journal.
He was removed from the Cabinet on the grounds of dual nationality. He is reported to be the holder of a United States passport.
Prior to being named a minister, Richard had signed a document certifying that he had never given up his Haitian nationality. However, the Senate Commission, in analysing its documents, found that he held a US passport.
Media reports said that Richard may be charged in court for making a false statement.
The new government was named two months after prime minister Jack Guy Lafontant resigned following days of violent protests against rising fuel price.
The unrest started after the government unveiled a proposal to remove fuel subsidies. At least four people were killed with shops and buildings burnt and looted.