Haiti Prime Minister Resigns amid Intensifying Violence

Haiti’s Prime Minister Joseph Jouthe announced early Wednesday his decision to step down from his post amid intensifying violence as the Haitian government struggles to address the ongoing political and institutional instability in the Caribbean country.

Aside from battling against poverty and crisis due to natural disasters, Haiti is currently grappling due to escalating cases of extrajudicial killings and kidnappings.

This was not the first time that Jouthe tried to step down from his post as the premier of the country. However, President Jovenel Moïse accepted his resignation this time and appointed Claude Joseph as the new prime minister of Haiti.

Joseph previously served as the minister of foreign affairs of Haiti.

“The resignation of the government, which I accepted, will make it possible to address the glaring problem of insecurity and continue discussions with a view to reaching the consensus necessary for the political and institutional stability of our country,” Moise wrote in a Tweeter post.

Jouthe declined to provide further details regarding his resignation.

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