Democratic constitutions provide mechanisms for replacing political leaders, particularly the Chief of State, if there is a sudden vacancy due to death or incapacitation. This is apparently not the case in Haiti where it instead took a deal be reached on a new President following the assassination of the former leader, Jovenel Moïse. This article is published by Deutsche Welle. Here is an excerpt:
A group of Haiti senators declared Senate leader Joseph Lambert as provisional president on Friday.
It comes two days after Haitian President Jovenel Moise was shot dead in his home.
Yet, the move has been ignored by interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph. The United Nations views Joseph as Haiti’s legitimate leader until elections are held later this year.
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