Haiti's new president has formally nominated a power company executive to be his prime minister.

The nomination of Daniel-Gerard Rouzier on Friday may face opposition in parliament, which has few members from the party of recently inaugurated President Michel Martelly.

As Haiti's No. 2 official, the prime minister will play a key role in efforts to get moving with stalled reconstruction after the devastating damage of after last year's earthquake.

Rouzier is president of a private power company and owns a car dealership. He also has served on the board of a religious charity based in Coconut Creek, Florida.