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Prime Minister of Haiti, Dr Ariel Henry. (CMC file photo)

Haitian PM officially resigns

April 25, 2024

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, CMC – The Prime Minister of Haiti, Ariel Henry officially resigned on Thursday as a transitional government is sworn in and a new leader, Michael Patrick Boisvert, will become the country’s interim president.

Henry announced the resignation in two letters to his Cabinet late Wednesday.

His resignation was made public on Thursday morning ahead of the swearing in of the transitional government.

Boisvert, who will work with a nine-member transitional presidential council, will attempt to quell the gang-fueled turmoil that has taken over Port-au-Prince.

Boisvert became Haiti’s minister of economy and finance in 2020,he was the director of tax inspection in the country from 2010 to 2018 before he became director of the Ministry of Economy and Finance. 

In March, Henry said he would officially resign once a transitional government was put in place.

The installation of the presidential transition council that will take over from Henry has been delayed for weeks amid intense behind-the-scenes jockeying for control among various political factions.

The establishment of the council is seen as a key first step toward ending the chaos that has engulfed the  French speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member state , largely blamed on rival gangs fighting over turf across the country.

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