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Haitian Prime Minister denounces assassination attempt

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The prime minister of Haiti, Ariel Henry, denounced, in an interview with AFP this Monday, an assassination attempt against him during the celebrations of the national holiday organized on Saturday in the city of Gonaïves.

“They have tried something against me, personally,” said the Haitian head of government, who has led the nation since the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse by an armed commando on July 7.

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“My life is in the sights of the people”added.

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Clashes between the police and armed groups broke out on Saturday during the celebration of the national holiday in Gonaïves, 150 km north of the capital, Port-au-Prince.

Under bursts of gunfire, Henry and the officers present were forced to hastily leave the city where Haiti’s declaration of independence was signed on January 1, 1804.

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In photos transmitted to AFP by his cabinet, a bullet was seen in the windshield of the prime minister’s armored vehicle.

At the end of December, groups of citizens and members of armed gangs from Gonaïves, the third largest city in Haiti, violently expressed their opposition to the arrival of the president.

“I knew I was taking that risk,” Henry confirmed by phone.

“It cannot be accepted that bandits from the environment who are, for despicably pecuniary reasons, want to blackmail the State,” he said, denouncing “electoral blackmail.”

The assassination, six months ago, of the Haitian president in his private residence amplified the deep political crisis in which the Caribbean country has been immersed for years.

Without a functioning parliament for two years and with a judicial power paralyzed by the absence of judges in the country’s highest court, the Haitian population faces daily the increase in power of criminal gangs, which multiply kidnappings with total impunity.

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