Haiti: Henry to take over as prime minister as Joseph steps down

Source: USA Today

“Haiti’s designated Prime Minister Ariel Henry will replace the country’s interim prime minister to honor the wishes of the country’s slain president, an official told The Associated Press on Monday. It wasn’t immediately clear how quickly interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph, who has been leading Haiti with the backing of police and the military since the July 7 assassination of President Jovenel Moise, would step down. ‘Negotiations are still in course,’ Haiti Elections Minister Mathias Pierre said, adding that Joseph would go back to being minister of foreign affairs. … The change follows a statement Saturday from a key group of international diplomats that appeared to snub Joseph, calling on Henry to form a government. Moise designated Henry as prime minister a day before he was killed, but he had not been sworn in.” (07/19/21)