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Who’s running Haiti after president’s assassination? 5 questions answered

Patrick D Bellegarde-Smith, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Two men are vying to control Haiti after President Jovenel Moïse’s July 7 assassination, creating more turmoil for a nation in crisis. Here, scholar Patrick Bellegarde-Smith, a Haitian studies scholar and author of “Haiti: The Breached Citadel,” explains the unusual situation that gave rise to this power struggle – and asserts that Haiti may never get the democracy it needs. 1. Who is running Haiti right now? Prime Minister Claude Joseph has assumed power.

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