PORT-AU-PRINCE — A Haitian lawmaker said a former aide to  former U.S. President Bill Clinton has been overwhelmingly approved by Parliament's lower chamber to be Haiti's next prime minister.

Legislator Saurel Jacinthe says Garry Conille's nomination was approved on an 89-0 vote in the Chamber of Deputies. The nomination was expected to go to the Senate for a vote expected this week.

President Michel Martelly's administration has been without a prime minister for four months. Martelly's first two picks were rejected and many reconstruction efforts from last year's earthquake have been on hold.

Conille is a seasoned development worker for the United Nations and recently worked as chief of staff for Clinton, who is the special U.N. envoy for Haiti.