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Interim Prime Minister of Haiti Claude Joseph Has Agreed to Step Down

Interim Prime Minister of Haiti Claude Joseph Has Agreed to Step Down
Haitian Interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph speaks during a press conference at Haitian Interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph's residence on July 16, 2021, in Port-au-Prince. (Valerie Baeriswyl/AFP via Getty)
 

Monday, 19 July 2021 10:36 AM EDT

Claude Joseph, who has nominally led Haiti as acting prime minister since the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, said in a Washington Post interview that he has agreed to step down, handing over power to a challenger backed by the international community.

The announcement, made an in an exclusive interview with the U.S. newspaper, ends a power struggle between Joseph and Ariel Henry, the 71-year old neurosurgeon who was appointed prime minister by Moïse two days before the killing. 

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Claude Joseph, who has nominally led Haiti as acting prime minister since the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, said in a Washington Post interview that he has agreed to step down, handing over power to a challenger backed by the international community.
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