Haiti's Prime Minister Ariel Henry making a speech during the 12th anniversary of the 2010 earthquake on Jan. 12, 2022. Photo via Ariel Henry's Twitter account

CAP-HAITIEN — The plan seems simple. Prime Minister Ariel Henry leaves after protesters put the country on lockdown, then political actors come up with a consensus on who would replace him. The new prime minister would then hold elections for the people to choose the leader they want.

“We don’t want an actor to just put himself in charge,” said Benel Didier, spokesperson of the Democratic and Popular Sector (SDP) in the Western Department, when asked about if Henry leaves office. “We all would have to get together to fill the space and put a prime minister and a council of five members at the National Palace.”

Uh oh, it looks like you’ve hit a paywall! But don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. Here are a few ways you can access this story.

Email me at onz@haitiantimes.com
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.