Haitian interim Prime Minister Joseph steps down, designated prime minister to assume post

Haiti interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph, who has led the country since the recent assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, on Monday handed over the post to Ariel Henry, the designated prime minister. 

Moïse had designated Henry as the prime minister the day before his July 7 assassination, but Henry had not yet been sworn in, according to the Associated Press.

When exactly the transfer of power will take place is not yet clear.

 "Negotiations are still in course," Haiti Elections Minister Mathias Pierre said.

 
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