Haiti’s Interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph to Step Down Amid Power Struggle

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    Haiti’s interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph, who has been leading the nation since the July 7 assassination of President Jovenel Moise, will step down in coming days amid an ongoing power struggle.

    Joseph told the Washington Post Monday that he will be handing over the country to Ariel Henry, a neurosurgeon who had been named prime minister two days before Moise’s murder but was never sworn in. Election Minister Mathias Pierre confirmed the news to the Associated Press.

    Henry has always maintained that he is the legitimate leader, but Joseph seemed to have the backing of Haiti’s power brokers and elements of the international community.

    On Saturday that dynamic changed when the Core Group — a bloc of influential foreign governments including the U.S. and Canada — urged Henry to form a new government and hold “credible legislative and presidential elections.” Joseph was not mentioned in the brief statement.

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