Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse has angered the Haitian people due to corruption in his administration, years-old promises that still have not been met, and a struggling economy that is leaving the Haitian
Beginning on February 7th, 2019, thousands of protestors began gathering in Port-au-Prince demanding that Jovenel Moïse, the country’s President since 2017, step down.
The United States isn’t the only country experiencing shifts of power with a businessman at the helm. On Tuesday, January 3rd, Haiti held elections and experienced businessman, Jovenel Moise won. He defeated 26 other candidates in a rerun of a 2016 election that was judged a “disaster” by an independent commission appointed by interim president Privert. It was then repeatedly postponed, especially by Hurricane Matthew in October 2016 (Charles, 2017). Moise will take office on February 7th.