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April 27, 2024

Haiti’s prime minister resigns as council sworn in to lead political transition in violence-ravaged nation

Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry resigned on July 22, 2022, amidst the ongoing political turmoil in the country after the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse. Moïse was assassinated on July 7, 2022, at his residence in Port-au-Prince, causing a power vacuum that further complicated the already volatile political situation in Haiti. In response to the crisis, a new transitional council, named "Council of Ministers," has been sworn in to lead the political transition in the violence-ravaged country. The council is comprised of various civil society and political leaders with the aim of bringing stability, restoring peace, and conducting free, fair, and credible elections. As the country faces severe social and political unrest, along with an ongoing humanitarian crisis, the newly formed council has a significant task to navigate Haiti toward stability and democracy.