First Lady Martine Moïse has returned to Haiti one week after her husband, Jovenel Moïse, was murdered at their home. Shortly after the shooting took place, her husband was pronounced dead and she was transported to a medical facility in Miami, Florida for further treatment. Upon her return home, Moïse did not make a public statement and it is unclear what her role will be in the nation’s government will be moving forward.
“The fact that she returned could suggest she intends to play some role,” professor Laurent DuBois of Duke University told Politico.
“She may intervene in one way or another.”
Recently, there has been a dispute as to who will head the nation’s government moving forward. Claude Joseph has stepped in as the interim prime minister with the backing of police and military forces. However, diplomats from the Core Group, which is composed of ambassadors from Germany, Brazil, Canada, Spain, America and France, have urged the country to create “a consensual and inclusive government.” If international forces have their way, the designated successor, Ariel Henry, would lead the nation moving forward. With that said, Joseph and his allies have committed to working with Henry and Joseph Lambert, the head of Haiti’s Senate.
In the meantime, the nation will prepare for Jovenel Moïse’s funeral, which is set to take place on July 25.
Thank you for the team of guardian angels who helped me through this terrible time. With your gentle touch, kindness and care, I was able to hold on. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! pic.twitter.com/wOOyj527bP
— Martine Moïse (@martinejmoise) July 15, 2021