Haiti’s Transition Council Is Off to a Rocky Start

By Emmanuela Douyon

Internal divisions have already created chaos, but the country’s new leadership still hopes to stabilize the security crisis.

The creation of Haiti’s nine-member Transitional Presidential Council (TPC) seemed in itself a victory. It is a fragile but critical alliance that, taking on the role of the president of this Caribbean nation, is tasked with appointing a prime minister and forming a government over the coming months. It will seek to stabilize the country in time for elections scheduled for February 2026. But in its initial tasks of naming its own leader and the prime minister, it failed to put aside internal tensions, raising doubts about its ability to deliver on any of its aims and get this...

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