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Haiti’s war-torn country has a new prime minister.

Ariel Henry has been sworn in as Haiti’s new prime minister, nearly two weeks after President Jovenel Mose was assassinated.

Days, before he was assassinated in the capital, Port-au-Prince, the late president, urged Mr. Henry to assume the post.

 

Mr. Henry, on the other hand, was embroiled in a political feud with Claude Joseph, Haiti’s interim prime minister at the time of the attack.

 

Mr. Joseph resigned on Monday, saying that Mr. Henry’s appointment would open the way for the September elections.

 

The new Prime Minister, speaking at a ceremony in Port-au-Prince, appealed for unity.

According to the AFP news agency, “one of my top priorities will be to convince the public that we will do everything we can to restore order and security.”
Mr. Joseph attended the ceremony with him and warned of a difficult task ahead.


“You’re inheriting an exceptional situation marked by the absence of a president to serve as your shield, an unprecedented political crisis in the country’s history, galloping insecurity, and a morose and precarious economic situation,” Mr. Joseph, who has returned to his former role as foreign minister, said.