President Jovenel Moise on Monday named a new prime minister to tackle the country’s worsening socio-political and security crisis.
“Following consultations with different sectors, I have decided on Jouthe Joseph as new prime minister,” Moise said on his official Twitter account. “He is tasked with forming, as soon as possible, a government of transparency and consensus, capable of rising to the challenges of the moment,” he said.
Jouthe Joseph has been environment minister since September 2018 and was also appointed interim minister of the economy and finance in September 2019.
He replaced Jean-Michel Lapin, who had been acting prime minister.