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Weekly Report - 13 June 2019 (WR-19-23)

HAITI: Renewed calls for Moïse to quit

President Jovenel Moïse’s position is looking increasingly precarious in Haiti. With the legislature still yet to confirm his choice of Jean Michel Lapin as prime minister to replace Jean-Henry Céant, who stepped down in March following a no confidence vote [WR-19-11], protesters are back on the streets calling for Moïse to resign. The latest cause of unrest, which has already claimed at least three lives, was the publication of a government audit by the superior court of audit and administrative disputes (CSC/CA) which again implicates Moïse in the scandal involving the alleged embezzlement of funds from Venezuela’s discounted-oil initiative Petrocaribe.

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