The International Community Urges Ariel Henry To Form a Government In Haiti

Representatives of the UN and the OAS in Haiti and a group of foreign ambassadors, who form the so-called Core Group, urged this Saturday to try to form a Government to Ariel Henry, prime minister appointed by President Jovenel Moise before his assassination.

“The Core Group calls for the formation of a consensual and inclusive government. To this end, it strongly encourages Prime Minister-designate, Ariel Henry, to continue the mission entrusted to him to form such a government,” said a statement from the group.

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Ariel Henry was appointed prime minister in a decree signed by Moise on July 5, but was not sworn in before the assassination two days later, and his predecessor, Prime Minister, has remained in power ever since. Claude Joseph, who initially received international endorsement.

The statement also expresses the wish of the members of the Core Group that “all political, economic and civil society actors in the country fully support the authorities” in organizing “free, fair, transparent and credible elections as soon as possible. “and in the restoration of security.

The Core Group is made up of the representatives in Haiti of the United Nations and the Organization of American States (OAS) and the ambassadors of the United States, Germany, Brazil, Canada, Spain and the European Union.

Since Moise’s death, three politicians have vied for power: Claude Joseph, Ariel Henry and also the President of the Senate, Joseph Lambert, although none of them has full legitimacy, under Haitian law, to lead the country.

Lambert received the support of eight of the ten active members of the Senate, a chamber that lacks a quorum due to the postponement of the 2019 elections, to be appointed interim president.

Last Sunday, the three applicants held a meeting with the mediation of a delegation from the United States, but did not reach an agreement.

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