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Haiti’s Henry Says He’ll Remain in Office Until New Elections

  • Prime Minister Ariel Henry says he won’t step down Feb. 7
  • U.S. representative urges Haiti to hold elections soon
Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry

Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry

Photographer: Valerie Baeriswyl/AFP via Getty Images

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Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry pushed back against those who claim his mandate ends next month and that he should make way for a transitional government, as the search for answers about the July 7 murder of President Jovenel Moise continues.

In a tweet Friday Henry said that his term does not end on Feb. 7, as some local political parties argue, and that his administration will organize “free and democratic elections” at an undetermined date. “The next tenant of the National Palace will be a president freely elected by all the Haitian people,” he wrote.