- Haitian President Giovinel Mois was assassinated on Wednesday.
- Moise’s wife was injured in this unbridled attack.
- The president faced strong opposition from a large number of people, who believed that his authorization was illegal.
Interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph announced that Haitian President Jovenel Mois was assassinated by commandos at his home on Wednesday.
Joseph said that he is now in charge of this country.
According to Joseph, Moise’s injured wife was in the hospital. He urged the public to remain calm and insisted that the police and the army would ensure the safety of the people. “The president was assassinated at home by foreigners who could speak English and Spanish,” Joseph said. Say.
Assassination in Haiti-President Jovenel Moise was assassinated in his home-The country’s interim prime minister announced his death-Political instability and protests since 2018 have called for his resignation on suspicion of corruption in the country
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After the 2018 legislative elections were postponed due to controversy (including when his own term ends), Moise has ruled Haiti, the poorest country in the Americas, by decree.
In addition to the political crisis, the surge in kidnappings for ransom in recent months further reflects the increasing influence of armed groups in Caribbean countries.
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Haiti is also facing chronic poverty and recurring natural disasters.
The president faced strong opposition from a large number of people who believed that his authorization was illegal. He replaced seven prime ministers in four consecutive years. Recently, Joseph was supposed to be replaced this week after only three months in office.
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In addition to the presidential, legislative and local elections, Haiti was originally scheduled to hold a constitutional referendum in September, which was postponed twice due to the coronavirus pandemic.
With the support of Moise, the text of the constitutional reform aimed at strengthening the executive branch was overwhelmingly opposed by the opposition and many civil society organizations.
The constitution currently in force was formulated in 1987 after the collapse of the Duvalier dictatorship and declared that “any popular consultation aimed at amending the constitution through a referendum shall be formally prohibited.”
Critics also claim that, given the general insecurity in the country, it is impossible to organize a poll.