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Ariel Henry installs Transition Council to prepare for Haiti's 2023 elections

Prime Minister Ariel Henry on Monday formally installed a transition council whose job will be to prepare for elections.

"This is the beginning of the end of dysfunction in our democratic institutions," Henry said in a speech, adding that the High Transition Council unanimously backed his request for an international force to help police restore order.

The council will be responsible for working with government officials to reform Haiti’s constitution, implement economic reforms and reduce violence.

The High Transition Council, as it’s known, also will choose the members of a provisional electoral council that needs to be in place before election planning begins.

Its members are: Mirlande Manigat, a former presidential candidate; Laurent Saint-Cyr, president of Haiti's Chamber of Commerce; and Pastor Calixte Fleuridor, from the country's Protestant Federation.

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