Haiti’s Senate Indefinitely Postponed Joseph Lambert Takeover

Media Report

Joseph Lambert (L) and Jovenel Moise (R) during a political meeting in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 2021.

Senators appointed Lambert as they think Claude Joseph lacks legitimacy after being replaced on July 5, 2021.

On Saturday, Haiti’s Senate delayed the presidential takeover of the newly appointed interim President of the Republic Joseph Lambert.

The act was expected to take place on Saturday afternoon, but some senators asked to reschedule the event. However, no specific date was agreed for the presidential takeover.

Eight out of the ten active Senators of the Caribbean country chose Lambert as interim President against the will of the current government led by Claude Joseph.

The Senate remains the only elected body in the country, but it is lacking of quorum since Jan. 2020, when Moise dissolved the legislative.

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