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Haiti's interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph.

Claude Joseph, the interim prime minister at the time of President Jovenel Moise’s killing, who claimed control of the country’s police and armed forces on July 7 said he has no interest in hanging on to power long-term. Joseph also revealed the three people seeking to become president have met with each other. 

“I do not have any affiliation to political parties, no personal agenda,” said Joseph during an interview with NPR that aired Friday, when asked about any potential involvement in the plot to assassinate the president. 

“I want justice for President Jovenel Moise, his wife, his sons and his daughter,” he also said during the NPR interview. 

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Sam is a reporter for The Haitian Times and a 2020 Report for America corps member. He has covered Haiti and its diaspora since 2018. His work has also appeared in USA Today, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and Haiti Liberte. Sam can be reached at or on Twitter @sambojarski.