Haitian President Michel Martelly met Wednesday with opposition leaders in a bid to stabilize the politically fractious country as pressure mounted on him to appoint an interim prime minister.

The meetings are Martelly's latest response to the recommendations of an independent commission he established to end a stalemate over delayed legislative elections. Among the recommendations was that Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe should resign, which he did early Sunday following days of violent protests in which at least one person was killed.

"All I have to say is that the meeting went well," Martelly told reporters briefly as Port-au-Prince hotel where the meeting was held. "We agreed to continue the discussion." - AP