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HAITI needs more than a replacement for Moise to succeed as a nation – By Mohamed Hamaludin

HAITI: – By Mohamed Hamaludin

Haiti has had 45 leaders since independence in 1804. Twenty-three were overthrown, two were assassinated, one committed suicide and another was executed. Seven died in office and fewer than a dozen completed a full and uninterrupted term in office as interim leader or elected president, The Los Angeles Times’ Ann M. Simmons reported in 2016.

It was not until 1991, 187 years later, that Jean-Baptiste Aristide became the first democratically elected president. And he was twice ousted from office. Other leaders emerged, among them Jovenel Moise, assassinated in his home before dawn on July 7 in “a well-orchestrated commando attack,” the ambassador to Washington, Bocchit Edmond, told The Guardian. “It’s an attack on our democracy.”      Continue reading

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