New Haitian Prime Minister Chosen

Haiti’s transitional government has chosen a new Prime Minister in order to replace former Prime Minister Ariel Henry.

In his place, and taking the mantle from interim Prime Minister Michel Patrick Boisvert, is former Haitian Prime Minister Carry Conille.

Conille had previously held the office in October of 2011, before he resigned in February of 2012 due to a loss of confidence from Haiti’s ministers. Conille has a very difficult situation ahead of him, with Haiti experiencing an incredible security crisis, and a years long political crisis.

Prime Minister Henry resigned at the beginning of March after he was prevented from returning to the country by a series of gang attacks on numerous state institutions, including the airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital. Henry had been the acting president since the assassination of President Jovenal Moise in 2021, and so his resignation left Haiti without anyone in its two top positions. With the collapse of Henry’s government, a transitional government was established.