REACTION: Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse Assassinated

By AQ Editors

Experts weigh in on what this means for Haiti's future.

Haiti's President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated in the early hours of July 7. After announcing Moïse's assasination, Claude Joseph, the acting prime minister since April, claimed he was in charge. Moïse had named a new prime minister on Monday to formally replace Joseph, but he had not been sworn in, sowing confusion over Joseph's claim to power. Further adding to the confusion around the line of succession is the fact that the president of the Supreme Court died of COVID-19 last month. There has also been no sitting parliament since Moïse dissolved the body in January 2020....

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