Haiti: Prime Minister Ariel Henry has urged to organize elections in the island nation, amid the opposition has been pushing for the creation of a new government, as gang violence have been increasing across the country.
Haiti has been witnessing a row because the critics have been claiming that his term as a leader have finished on Monday, as the day marks the end of President Jovenel Moise’s tenure. President made him the Prime Minister of the nation shortly before being assassinated in July. This incident, indeed, created a vacuum in Malta’s politics.
On the other hand, Henry’s allies have claimed that the prime minister can only be removed by the parliament; it is now functioning in Haiti as the term of the legislators have been expired. The allies have backed their argument with the instance of former prime ministers who have been stayed at the post their tenure.
On Monday, while delivering a speech, Henry mentioned that the only solution to solve the political turmoil in the nation is ‘election.’ He also rejected to hand over his powers – a plan proposed by the group, Montana Accord.
Prime Minister Henry stated that the government would organize elections which would provide a free choice to the Haitians to choose their leader. PM said, “We will organize good elections and will hand over the power to the newly chosen government.”
He further added, “These elections would provide a free choice to Haitians”.
He further claimed that no one has the right or authority to meet at any of the places and decide who would be prime minister or president of the nation.
“All this is a distraction,” said PM.
On Monday, the streets across the nations were silent as the businesses, as well as schools, were closed because of the protest concerns.