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HAITI: 13 Days After The Assassination Of President Jovenel Moise, Ariel Henry Sworn In As New Prime Minister

Ariel Henry has been sworn in as Haiti’s new prime minister, 13 days after the assassination of President Jovenel Moise.

Mr Henry replaces interim prime minister Claude Joseph, who had led the country since the 7 July attack at Mr Moise’s private home.

The neurosurgeon and former cabinet minister was sworn in on Tuesday and promptly called for unity, promising to meet with various sectors to build consensus.

“The task that awaits us is complex and difficult…I’m from a school that believes in dialogue,” he said.

At a ceremony in the Caribbean country’s capital, Port-au-Prince, he also thanked unnamed “sister nations” for their help with the ongoing investigation into the attack, demanding all those responsible be brought to justice.

Mr Henry has promised to form a provisional consensus government to lead the country until elections are held.

He said he had already met with various unidentified stakeholders as well as people from the civil service and the private sector.

He pledged to re-establish order and security and confidence in the government as well as fight corruption, make COVID-19 vaccines available to all, restart the economy and create a credible and transparent elections system.

At least 26 people, including 18 former Colombian soldiers, five Haitians and three Haitian-Americans, have been arrested after Mr Moise was shot dead.

//sky

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