Jovenel Moïse

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Jovenel Moïse
42nd President of Haiti
In office
7 February 2017 – 7 July 2021
Prime MinisterEnex Jean-Charles
Jack Guy Lafontant
Joseph Jouthe
Preceded byJocelerme Privert (Acting)
Succeeded byClaude Joseph (Acting)
Personal details
Born(1968-06-26)26 June 1968
Trou-du-Nord, Haiti
Died7 July 2021(2021-07-07) (aged 53)
Pétion-Ville, Haiti
Cause of deathAssassination
Political partyTèt Kale Party
Alma materQuisqueya University

Jovenel Moïse (26 June 1968 – 7 July 2021) was a Haitian politician. He served as the 42nd President of Haiti from February 2017 until his death.[1][2] In 2019, political unrest and calls for his resignation became a crisis.[3]

Death[change | change source]

Moïse was shot to death at his home while sleeping in Pétion-Ville, Haiti on 7 July 2021.[4] His wife, Martine was also shot but she survived.[5] He was shot with 12 bullets in his chest, arms, right leg, and left hip, and had a shattered left eye.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. @cep_haiti (28 November 2016). "Résultats préliminaires des élections présidentielles du 20 Novembre 2016" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  2. Brice, Makini (29 November 2016). "Businessman Moise wins Haiti election in first round - provisional results". Port-au-Prince: Reuters. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  3. Padgett, Tim. "Moïse Mess: Haiti's Political Standoff – And Humanitarian Crisis – Won't Likely End Soon". Archived from the original on 8 October 2019. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
  4. "President of Haiti assassinated". The Independent. 7 July 2021.
  5. Deutsche Welle (7 July 2021). "Haitian President Jovenel Moise assassinated in his home".
  6. March, Leonardo (13 July 2021). "Preliminary Trauma Report". The Haitian Times. Archived from the original on 14 July 2021. Retrieved 14 July 2021.

Other websites[change | change source]

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