There were mass protests this year in a bitter disagreement over Moïse’s validity.
The president of Haiti, Jovenel Moïse, has been assassinated at his private residence, according to local reports.
A statement from Haiti’s interim prime minister, Claude Joseph, said the deadly attack took place in the early hours of Wednesday morning. “A group of individuals who have not been identified, some of whom were speaking Spanish, attacked the private residence of the President of the Republic and fatally injured the Head of State,” the PM wrote.
Joseph said the first lady was also shot, but has survived the attack.
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