Haiti President-elect Jovenel Moïse speaks during his first press conference after his victory was announced on Jan. 3. Moïse, who has never held public office, is scheduled to be sworn in on Feb. 7.
Haiti President-elect Jovenel Moïse speaks during his first press conference after his victory was announced on Jan. 3. Moïse, who has never held public office, is scheduled to be sworn in on Feb. 7. Dieu Nalio Chery AP
Haiti President-elect Jovenel Moïse speaks during his first press conference after his victory was announced on Jan. 3. Moïse, who has never held public office, is scheduled to be sworn in on Feb. 7. Dieu Nalio Chery AP

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