Ariel Henry was on Tuesday, July 20th sworn in as Haiti’s new prime minister, almost two weeks after the assassination of the country’s President Jovenel Moïse.
The move breathes a fresh breath of optimism that Mr Henry’s appointment would pave the way for elections in September.
During the ceremony held in Port-au-Prince, the new prime minister called for unity. “One of my priority tasks will be to reassure the people that we will do everything to restore order and security,” said Mr Henry, according to a foreign news agency.
Claude Joseph, Haiti’s interim PM at the time of the attack has returned to his former role as foreign minister warned Henry of the tough task ahead.
The inauguration took place as an official memorial began for Moïse, who was killed at his private residence on 7 July.