SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 2 August 2021, Monday |

Interim prime minister of Haiti Claude Joseph has agreed to step down

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.