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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 is a Haiti correspondent for The Haitian Times. 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 Elite Sports New York before joining The Haitian Times in 2019.