The United States warns Ariel Henry against any attempt to perpetuate himself in power
The U.S. State Department is trying to redefine the role of Ariel Henry’s government. At a press conference on Friday, July 8, 2022, the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for the Western Hemisphere once again urged the protagonists of the Haitian crisis to find a consensus as soon as possible in order to facilitate the holding of elections as soon as possible.
“As far as our support for the government is concerned, as I have made known in the past, we believe that the role of the current government is to prepare as quickly as possible, with conviction, for elections and an improved security climate. And that its role is not to perpetuate itself in power, but to allow the Haitian people to express themselves at the ballot box. And in my conversations with the Prime Minister, he said that this is how he sees his role,” said Brian Nichols in response to a question from ZoomHaitiNews and CaribbeanTelevisionNetwork. He added, “So it will be even more important to have broad political support for advisors than in other circumstances.”