The president of Haiti, Jovenel Moïse, has been assassinated at his house, in accordance the nation’s prime minister. Moïse’s spouse is claimed to have been injured throughout a raid on the presidential quarters in the dark, Daily Beast stories.
An announcement from Haiti’s interim prime minister, Claude Joseph, mentioned the lethal assault befell within 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 mentioned the primary girl was additionally shot however has survived the assault.
He condemned the “odious, inhuman, and barbaric act” and appealed for calm, including: “All measures have been taken to ensure the continuity of the State and to protect the Nation. Democracy and the Republic will win out.”
Earlier this yr, Haiti was rocked by mass anti-government protests, with hundreds taking to the streets in February to query the legitimacy of Moïse’s presidency.
Haiti’s opposition argued that his five-year time period ought to have ended this yr, however he insisted he had yet one more yr to serve.
Moïse mentioned earlier this yr that an assassination plot in opposition to him had been foiled by his safety businesses, saying in February: “I thank my head of security at the palace. The goal of these people was to make an attempt on my life… That plan was aborted.”