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Weekly Report - 21 March 2019 (WR-19-11)

HAITI: Another prime minister ejected

Haiti’s 119-member lower chamber has passed a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Jean Henry Céant and his government. The move, which takes place against a backdrop of widespread anger over the country’s deteriorating economic situation and public corruption, follows public differences between President Jovenel Moïse and Céant, who had hinted of pressure from the top to quit [WR-19-07]. Moïse announced plans to begin the process of selecting a successor to Céant, who has been in the position for six months and is refusing to step aside. The political instability will exacerbate the country’s existing problems.

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