A week after Haiti’s president stepped down amidst political unrest, the Haitian Parliament elected a new interim president this past weekend, according to a report from CNN.
Jocelerme Privert, the former head of Parliament who served as interior minister under former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide, will lead the country for four months. After that, he must confirm to a consensus prime minster, the report says.
The election came a week after former President Michel Martelly stepped down after accusations of corruption and living a lavish lifestyle in the impoverished nation.
Elections are scheduled to take place on April 24, with the winner to be confirmed on May 14.