Claude Joseph

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Claude Joseph
Claude Joseph (cropped).jpg
Joseph in 2021
Acting President of Haiti
In office
7 July 2021 – 20 July 2021
Prime MinisterHimself (acting)
Preceded byJovenel Moïse
Succeeded byAriel Henry (acting)
Acting Prime Minister of Haiti
In office
14 April 2021 – 20 July 2021
PresidentJovenel Moïse
Himself (acting)
Preceded byJoseph Jouthe
Succeeded byAriel Henry
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship
Assumed office
4 March 2020
Prime MinisterJoseph Jouthe
Himself (acting)
Ariel Henry
Preceded byBocchit Edmond
Personal details
Born4 April 1960 (age 62)
Political partyIndependent

Claude Joseph (born 4 April 1960) is a Haitian politician. He was the acting President of Haiti from the time Jovenel Moïse was assassinated on 7 July 2021 until 20 July 2021. He was also the acting Prime Minister of Haiti since 2021.[1] His claim to the presidency was also disputed with Joseph Lambert, who was nominated by eight senators of Haiti to succeed Moïse.[2]

On 19 July 2021, Joseph resigned from acting president and prime minister to support his replacement Ariel Henry becoming the next leader.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Haiti president appoints Claude Joseph as new premier". Retrieved 2021-05-15.
  2. "Haiti's senate says its head should replace assassinated president". Reuters. 2021-07-10. Retrieved 2021-07-10.
  3. "Haiti's acting prime minister to step down amid power struggle after president's assassination". France 24. 2021-07-20. Retrieved 2021-07-20.
  4. "Strife-torn Haiti gets new prime minister". BBC News. 2021-07-21. Retrieved 2021-07-21.