A group of international diplomats urged the prime minister appointed by Haiti to form a government because of political uncertainty. Recent assassination Portrait of President Geoffnell Moise.
in a statement On Saturday, the Caucus called for the establishment of “a mutually agreed and inclusive government” in Haiti, which was seen long before Moise was killed. Increasing gang violence And political instability.
The statement read: “For this reason, it strongly encourages the appointed Prime Minister Ariel Henry to continue the mission entrusted to him to form such a government.”
The core team consists of ambassadors from Germany, Brazil, Canada, Spain, the United States, France, the European Union, and representatives from the United Nations and the Organization of American States.
The team also asked “all political, economic and civil society actors in the country to fully support the authorities’ efforts to restore security.”
Moise was assassinated on July 7 Exacerbate an already unstable political situation In Haiti, the constitutions of the Caribbean countries are not clear about who should take over, and the president has passed decree leadership in several national institutions that no longer exist for more than a year.
Although Moise announced that he would succeed the President the day before his death, interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph has been leading the country with the support of the police and the army.
Joseph and his allies argued that the designated successor Henry was never sworn in, despite his promise to work with him and the inactive Haiti Senate Speaker Joseph Lambert.
Leading civil society activists say that any solution to the country’s current crisis must be led by Haiti.Many have Reject the push from the U.S. The United Nations and the United Nations will hold general elections later this year, saying that continued instability has made it impossible to hold free and fair elections.
Haitian journalist and activist Monique Kleska rejected the caucus statement on Saturday.
“This is interference,” Kleska wrote on Twitter. “To make matters worse, this is being done while civil society and political parties are meeting to decide the way forward!”
Haitian civil society and political groups formed a committee to try to find a solution to the Haitian crisis, Clesca Say Earlier on Saturday, people were meeting to develop a draft agreement.
Once again, the self-righteous core group #HaitiThe ruler, instead of shutting up, is now on the side of Ariel Henry to form a government.
This is interference
To make matters worse, this is done while civil society and political parties are meeting to decide the way forward!#PersonaNonGrata
— Moniclesca (@moniclesca) July 17, 2021
Magali Comeau Denis, former Haitian Minister of Culture and Communications, spokesperson for the committee, told the US news program Democracy Now! Last week, Haiti was in an “external constitutional situation.”
Comeau Denis stated that the goal of the committee is to “reach a broad consensus among all population sectors to propose a Haitian solution” to deal with the crisis. “There is no other legal answer to this exception,” she said Say.
Robert Fadun, a Haitian political expert at the University of Virginia, said that the caucus’ statement was very confusing, especially after the UN representative said Joseph was in charge. “It’s even more chaotic in very chaotic and confusing situations,” he told The Associated Press.
Emmanuela Douyon, executive director of the Haitian think tank Policite, also responded to this statement, saying that “it must be noted that they refuse to wait for the outcome of the political meeting”.
“They shortened this move by contacting Ariel Henry. Be careful!” she Tweet.
Jack Johnston, a senior researcher at the Center for Economics and Policy Research in Washington, D.C., and an expert on Haitian issues, also said that the caucus’ statement was “a cold-blood for some of the opposition. They issued a statement against Henry yesterday, and the civil society committee meeting today “.
The statement of the caucus is not to snub Claude Joseph, he may have reluctantly accepted to join Henry’s government. This is a neglect of some of the opposition who issued a statement against Henry yesterday and the civil society committee meeting today.
-Jack Johnston (@JakobJohnston) July 17, 2021
At the same time, there are still questions surrounding the motivation behind Moys assassinated And who ordered it.
The Haitian authorities accused a group of mercenaries, including 26 Colombians and two Haitian Americans, of firing on the President and his wife Martin Mois at their home in the capital Port-au-Prince in the early morning of July 7.
Eighteen Colombians have been arrested, five are at large, and three have been killed.
Haitian police said last week that they had arrested Suspected mastermind In this operation, a 63-year-old Haitian man, Christian Emmanuel Sanon, who lives in Florida, USA.
The Colombian police chief, General Jorge Vargas, also said on Friday that Joseph Felix Badio, a former official of the Haitian Ministry of Justice, May order the killingBadio could not be reached immediately for comment, his whereabouts are unknown.
Moise’s funeral is expected to be held on July 23 in the northern city of Cap Haiti.
Frantz Exantus, Secretary of State for Communications of Haiti, Tweet On Saturday, Martina Moise, the widow of Moise, who was seriously injured in the attack and treated in the United States, returned to Haiti to prepare for her funeral.