Even as Haiti reels from natural disasters, it’s political problems persist. Anti-government protests are the background to much of what is happening in Haiti’s troubled ruling circles. In Haiti’s latest political shake-up, the Prime Minister, Joseph Jouthe, has resigned. This article is published by Peoples Dispatch. Here is an excerpt:
Haiti’s Prime Minister, Joseph Jouthe, on April 14, resigned from his post, which he had held since March 2020. Jouthe announced his resignation on Twitter without explaining the reasons for his decision.
“This evening, I submitted my resignation to the President of the Republic, H.E. Jovenel Moïse. It has been an honor to serve my country as Prime Minister. I thank the members of my Government, the technical and financial partners for their collaboration. May God bless Haiti!,” tweeted Jouthe.
Shortly after Jouthe’s announcement, de-facto President Moïse, through a tweet, reported that he had accepted his resignation and said that it would allow “addressing the glaring problem of insecurity and continuing discussions with a view to reaching the consensus necessary for the political and institutional stability of our country.” Moïse also informed that foreign affairs minister Claude Joseph would take over as the new interim Prime Minister of Haiti.
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