Haiti’s interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph is about to step down. He will again take over as the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Haiti’s Interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph (AFP)
Haiti’s nominated Prime Minister Ariel Henry will replace the country’s interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph. This will be done as a way of respecting the wishes of the late President of the country. An official informed the Associated Press news agency on Monday. However, it is not yet clear how soon interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph will step down. Let us tell you that since the assassination of President Jovenel Mose on July 7, Claude had been running the government of Haiti with the support of the police and military.
Haiti’s election minister, Mathias Pierre, said talks were still ongoing. He said Joseph would take up the post again as Minister of Foreign Affairs. Claude Joseph did not immediately comment on the matter and Henry also did not comment on the matter. The change follows a statement on Saturday by a leading group of international diplomats who were pushing for Joseph’s removal and asking Henry to form the government. Moises had appointed Henry as the country’s prime minister a day before his assassination at his residence on July 7.
Former Colombian soldiers were assigned the responsibility of killing
Haiti’s President Jovenel Mois was assassinated on July 7 at his Port-au-Prince residence. Colombian police said on Friday that former Haiti Justice Ministry official Joseph Felix Badio may have ordered Moise’s murder. Colombian police chief General Jorge Vargas said an investigation by Haiti and Colombian authorities, along with Interpol, found that Bedio ordered former Colombian soldiers Daberni Capador and Germán Rivera to kill Mois.
Police in search of Badio
At the same time, Capador was killed in the encounter that followed Moise’s murder, while Rivera was arrested. At the same time, the search for Badio is still going on. Apart from working for the Minister of Justice, Badio also worked for the Anti-Corruption Unit of the government. He was fired from his job in May this year. So far, more than 20 people have been arrested in connection with the assassination of the president, most of whom are former Colombian soldiers. Police have said that three suspects have been killed, while the search for seven others is on.
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