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Fritz Alphonse Jean was chosen as president of the transitional government by the Montana civil society coalition. (Courtesy: Hebdo24)

Port-au-Prince — A National Transition Council organized by the Montana Accord, the prominent Haitian civil society coalition, has selected interim leaders for a transitional government to rule Haiti, according to members of the group.

The Council selected Fritz Alphonse Jean, a former governor of Haiti’s Central Bank, as its transitional president and former senator Steven Benoit as prime minister.

In a televised statement Jan. 30, Jean congratulated the group and talked about building a national consensus. 

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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 sam@haitiantimes.com or on Twitter @sambojarski.

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Onz Chery started his journalism career as a City College of New York student with The Campus. He later wrote for First Touch, local soccer leagues in New York and ESNY before joining The Haitian Times.