The Caribbean president of Haiti, Jovenal Moyes, has been shot dead by unidentified gunmen at his private residence in the capital, Port-au-Prince. His wife was also injured in the attack.
Interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph said in a statement on Wednesday (July 8th) that “President Moyes was attacked at his home late Tuesday night.”
Jovenal Moyes, 53, has been president of Haiti since February 2016. He was accused of corruption. During his tenure, the country has often been plagued by violent anti-government protests.
“All measures have been taken to ensure the continuity of the state,” said interim Prime Minister Joseph.
According to the BBC, earlier this year there were widespread protests in the Haitian capital and several other cities demanding Mois’s resignation.
Haiti’s opposition claims that Mois’s five-year term was due to end on February 8 this year. However, Moyes claimed that he did not take charge until February 8, 2016, so he has one more year to serve.
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