Prime Minister of Haiti Resigns, Transitional Council Sworn In

April 26, 2024

Today is an important day in the life of our dear republic.

Haiti’s Economy and Finance Minister Michel Boisvert and now interim prime minister of the Caribbean country.

Why It Matters: On Thursday, Ariel Henry resigned as Haiti’s prime minister as a transitional council was sworn in, opening the door for a new government to be created in the country facing an increased state of instability. The capital, Port-au-Prince, is mostly controlled by gangs and tens and thousands of people have been displaced due to the violence; hundreds of schools have also been closed. The main international airport in Haiti has been closed since March, and gangs have cut off access to the country’s largest port. On Monday, executive director of UNICEF, Catherine Russell, said three million children in the country are in need of humanitarian assistance. The new transitional council sworn in on Thursday “is expected to pave the way for an international peacekeeping force” (NPR).

Read More: Ariel Henry resigns as prime minister of Haiti, paving the way for a new government to take power (The Associated Press)

by Leah Grainery, based in Texas