DThe President of Haiti, Jovenel Moïse, passed away.The outgoing prime minister announced Claude Joseph In a statement issued by many media in Haiti. According to Joseph, a group of strangers broke into the president’s residence in Port-au-Prince on Wednesday night and injured the head of state. It is said that his wife was also shot dead.Like a newspaper Haitian Times The President’s wife Martine Moïse died in the hospital from her injuries. According to the Prime Minister, some of the attackers are said to have spoken in Spanish.
Joseph said in a telephone interview that he is currently managing the country, he called on the country to remain calm and condemned the attack as “disgusting, inhumane and barbaric.”
The situation in Haiti has been tense for many years. It is considered a very corrupt and poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. In 2010, an earthquake shook the western half of Hispaniola in the Caribbean Sea. More than 200,000 people were killed and at least 300,000 were injured. At that time all public life collapsed; 1.3 million Haitians were left homeless.
A country ruled by law
Observers say that Haiti has not had an operating country for many years.Replace it Gang and clan structures interveneThey are said to have close ties with major political figures, including the now killed President Jovenel Moïse.
Moise was born in the northeast of the country in 1968, was elected president in 2016, and took office in February 2017. Before that, he was an agricultural entrepreneur. Recently, due to protests against him and other reasons, after parliamentary elections were postponed, he passed decree to rule Haiti. Moise’s supporters and opponents have debated the start of his term. In Haiti, the term of office of the president is five years, always starting on February 7th after the election. In the October 2015 presidential election, Moise was elected in the first round and was cancelled due to fraud.
Within four years, he changed the prime minister seven times. On Monday, he announced the appointment of a new head of government, Ariel Henry, who will succeed Claude Joseph after only three months in office.