Haiti prime minister resigns amid violence, political strife

Jouthe previously had tried to submit his resignation, but President Jovenel Mose at the time had rejected it.This time, Mose accepted it and nominated Claude Joseph as Haitis new prime minister. Joseph previously served as foreign minister.

PTI | Port-Au-Prince, | Updated: 14-04-2021 16:53 IST | Created: 14-04-2021 16:53 IST
Haiti prime minister resigns amid violence, political strife

Haitian Prime Minister Joseph Jouthe announced early Wednesday that he has resigned as the country faces a spike in killings and kidnappings and prepares for an upcoming constitutional referendum and general election later this year.

Jouthe had served as prime minister since March 2020. He did not provide an explanation for his resignation and could not be immediately reached for comment. Jouthe previously had tried to submit his resignation, but President Jovenel Moïse at the time had rejected it.

This time, Moïse accepted it and nominated Claude Joseph as Haiti's new prime minister. Joseph previously served as foreign minister. A spokeswoman for him did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Haiti has long had a high turnover of prime ministers, with eight of them appointed to the position since 2015.

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