World New prime minister appointed after government resigns

New prime minister appointed after government resigns


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648x415 le president d haiti jovenel moise lors d une conference de presse le 7 janvier 2020 illustration

The President of Haiti, Jovenel Moise, during a press conference on January 7, 2020 (illustration) – AFP

While the government in Haiti tendered its resignation on Wednesday, President Jovenel Moïse announced the appointment of a new prime minister. Claude Joseph, until then Minister of Foreign Affairs, thus takes the head of the government.

“The resignation of the government, which I accepted, will make it possible to address the glaring problem of insecurity and to continue discussions with a view to reaching the consensus necessary for the political and institutional stability of our country”, tweeted President Jovenel Moses, this Wednesday.

A country plagued by insecurity

Haiti, a Caribbean country and the poorest nation on the American continent, is plagued by insecurity, particularly kidnappings for ransom carried out by gangs enjoying virtual impunity.

The latest emblematic example to date, the kidnapping on Sunday of ten people, including seven religious – five Haitians and two French – near Port-au-Prince. The Haitian Catholic Church on Monday denounced the inaction of the authorities after these facts. An investigation is opened to the Parquet of Paris for “kidnapping and kidnapping in an organized gang”.



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