Haiti Installs New Leader as Country Mourns Slain President

SourceAsharq AL-awsat
SectorEconomy
CountryMiddle east

Haiti’s government installed a new prime minister on Tuesday, while officials mourned assassinated President Jovenel Moïse and arrested at least three police officers implicated in his killing.

Designated Prime Minister Ariel Henry was sworn in to replace interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph, who assumed leadership of Haiti with the backing of police and the military after the July 7 attack at Moïse’s private home, which also badly injured his wife and stunned the nation of more than 11 million people.

“The task that awaits us is complex and difficult,” Henry said as he called for unity and promised to meet with various sectors in upcoming days to build consensus. “I’m from a school that believes in dialogue.”

He also thanked “sister nations” that he didn’t identify for their solidarity and expertise in the ongoing investigation as he demanded that all those responsible be brought to justice.
Henry, a neurosurgeon and former Cabinet minister, has promised to form a provisional consensus government to lead...read more...