Haiti Loses Its Last Elected Officials as Senate Terms End

Haiti reached an unfortunate milestone on Tuesday morning, as the last ten senators in its parliament departed from their offices, leaving the country with no elected officials whatsoever. (Prime Minister Ariel Henry is still there, but he was not elected – he became “acting” leader of the government after the assassination of President Jovenel Moise in July 2021.)

Haiti's Senate President Jocelerme Privert attends a session in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016. Privert, an opposition lawmaker who was jailed for over two years before being cleared of charges he orchestrated a 2004 massacre of former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's opponents is the new chief of Haiti's Senate. ( …