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Haitian Prime Minister resigns amid a political and security crisis

Haitian Prime Minister resigns amid a political and security crisis

Haiti’s Prime Minister, Joseph Guth, resigned on Wednesday, as the Caribbean country is experiencing a serious political and security crisis.

And Guth announced his resignation in a message broadcast at dawn today via Twitter, President Juvenil Moise accepted the resignation in the same way. It was announced that the current chancellor, Claude Joseph, would take over as prime minister.

Guth did not mention in his letter the reason for the resignation of the post he assumed in March 2020, stressing that it was an “honor” to serve his country and thanked his government members and “technicians and financiers.” partners. “For your cooperation.

Moments later, President Moyes agreed to the resignation of the GOS government, stressing that his departure would allow for progress to be made on the problem of insecurity and a solution to the political crisis.

The resignation of the government, which she accepted, will allow the glaring insecurity to be addressed and the talks to continue To reach the consensus necessary for the political and institutional stability of our country. “Minister Claude Joseph has been appointed prime minister,” Moyes wrote on Twitter.

Guth was appointed Prime Minister on March 2, 2020, but his appointment has not been approved by Parliament, as ordered by the Constitution, since the Legislative Council was closed since January 2020 due to the lack of elections scheduled for 2019.

His resignation comes at a time of a serious security crisis, after the kidnapping of 12 religious people, including two French, last weekend, amid a wave of kidnappings carried out by armed gangs.

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On Monday, Guthie gave a press conference in which he described the kidnapping as an “earthquake” causing “the collapse” of the foundations of Haitian society.

The country is also going through a serious political crisis, as the opposition does not recognize the legitimacy of President Moise and refuses to participate in drafting the new constitution that the president is trying to promote.

The United Nations office in Haiti warned Tuesday that the consultation process on the new draft constitution is not “sufficiently inclusive, participatory or transparent”.

Moise prepares in parallel for legislative and presidential elections He called for next September 19, when the successor to the current head of state will be elected.