To Erick Pierre-Val, a pastor based in Delmas, Port-au-Prince, the past month has felt like the calm before the storm. It’s a “time of uncertainty,” he said, as leadership changes and the country’s institutions recover.
“We don’t know exactly what the new government is going to do,” Pierre-Val said. “Now is the time, according to some Haitian people, to sit down together, find a Haitian solution.”
Since the July 7 assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, the international community has recognized new leadership for the country and demands elections, while civil society continues to press for a seat at the decision-making table. Meanwhile Haiti’s judicial sector, tasked with bringing the assassins to justice, remains under-resourced and crippled by long-standing political interference, legal experts have said.
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