Jovenel Moise calls for unity
President Jovenel Moise broke his long silence on Tuesday and delivered a national speech that sought to calm a furious nation, reeling from violence, political chaos and economic woes.
"We must gather our courage. Hold hands and cast aside our divisions," Moise said.
"We must embrace what unites us, together we can."
"It is because of this I am extending my hand to all of the forces of the nation, for us to sit together to form a national unity government that has the capacity and legitimacy to address together the urgent problems the country is undergoing."
The proposal, along with the call for dialogue, were quickly rejected by members of the opposition.