As Haiti dives deeper into chaos, opposition tries forming parallel government

Haitians awoke Monday to empty streets, a tightened police presence and a deeper political crisis: Now there are two men who claim to be the nation’s president. Opposition and civil society groups installed Joseph Mécène Jean-Louis, 72, the oldest member of Haiti’s Supreme Court, late Sunday as president for two years. In a video shared on social media, Jean-Louis, sitting next to a Haitian flag, said he accepts “the choice of the opposition and civil society to be able to serve my country as provisional president of the ruptured transition.” The installation was immediately condemned by Haiti…

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