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Opposition figures are part of the new Haitian government

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Port-au-Prince, Nov 24 (EFE) .- Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry on Wednesday presented a new government in which several opposition figures stand alone, signing an agreement last September aimed at guaranteeing political stability. There is no planned purpose yet.

The new government includes former ministers, members of the opposition and the ruling Haitian Dead College (PHTK). This is the second cabinet formed by Henry since the July 7 assassination of President Jovnell Moyes.

Ricard Pierre, a member of the left-wing People’s Democratic Party (SDP), has been appointed Minister of Planning and Cooperation. Opposition leader Rosmond Bradell is the new Minister of Public Works. Both were signatories to the 9/11 agreement.

Henry appointed his own lawyer, Berto Dorres, Minister of Justice and Public Defense.

The new government has at least two former ministers, Dr. Alex Larson has been appointed Minister of Public Health and Population, while Nesmi Manikat has returned to the Ministry of Education.

These changes were part of a key agreement between the opposition factions demanding the resignation of Henry and Moise.

Moyes’ assassination at his private home exacerbated the socio-political and economic crisis in Haiti, with repeated fuel shortages, free action by armed gangs dominating certain parts of the country, mainly Port-au-Prince, abductions, food insecurity and the expulsion of thousands of people.

Jimmy Cerrici, the leader of Haiti’s main armed gang, has repeatedly demanded the resignation of Barbeque, Henry.

Cerizi and his team cut off fuel supplies from mid-September, causing chaos in the country. On November 12, he announced a week-long ceasefire so that stations could be kept in reserve.

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