Haiti’s govt on Tuesday formally appointed Ariel Henry as the new Prime Minister. This comes nearly 2 weeks after President Jovenel Moise was assassinated. Henry said he wants to create conditions for most people to vote in elections due September.

       

Haiti appoints new prime minister in wake of president's assassination

WHAT?

Haiti’s govt formally appointed Ariel Henry as the new Prime Minister.

WHEN?

Tuesday, 20/07/2021

HOW?

This comes nearly 2 weeks after President Jovenel Moise was assassinated.

Henry said he wants to create conditions for most people to vote in elections due September.

Henry assumed the role of de-facto leader of the Western Hemisphere’s poorest nation in a ceremony in the capital Port-au-Prince, where he began his inaugural speech with a minute of silence for the slain president.

Haiti has been struggling with lawlessness fueled by violent gangs and Henry said he wants to create conditions for as many people as possible to vote in elections, currently scheduled for September.

“It’s time for unity and for stability,” Henry said.