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Haiti - Inauguration : Jovenel Moïse, 58th President of Haiti
This Tuesday, at the Legislative Palace took place the solemn session of investiture of the President-elect of the Republic, Jovenel Moïse in the presence of friends and members of the Presidential family, the Provisional President of the Republic, Jocelerme Privert and the First Lady of the Republic, Ginette Michaud Privert, Prime Minister Enex Jean-Charles and Darnick Christophia Dorval Jean-Charles, members of the Government of the Republic, the Vice-President of the Superior Council of the Judiciary (CSPJ), the President of the Court of Cassation, representatives of the political party PHTK, political party leaders, former Prime Ministers of the Republic, former Presidents of the Republic, special guests, major mayors of the Metropolitan area, foreign delegations...
After the opening of the National Assembly, the President-elect of the Republic, Jovenel Moïse and Martine Moïse, arrived at the Legislative Palace and were led by a delegation from the National Assembly and of Protocol to the Diplomatic Room of the Chamber of Deputies. Then came the Provisional President of the Republic, Jocelerme Privert and the First Lady of the Republic, Ginette Michaud Privert.
After the usual greetings, and the Marching Band playing the presidential anthem, the solemn session resumed with the reading of the Act of Proclamation of the Results of the Presidential Elections of November 20, 2016 and the President of the National Assembly invited the President-elect, Jovenel Moïse, to approach the Bureau.
Subsequently, was held the ceremony of handing over of the presidential scarf, the President of the National Assembly invited the Provisional President Jocelerme Privert to approach the Bureau, the President Privert handed the Presidential Scarf to the President of the National Assembly, then the President of the National Assembly invited the President Elected to approach the rostrum and asked him to take the Constitutional Oath.
Jovenel Moïse, the President of the Republic sworn in front the National Assembly, by declaring "I swear before God and the Nation, to faithfully observe the Constitution and laws of the Republic, to respect and enforce the rights of the Haitian people, to work to the greatness of the Fatherland, to maintain the National Independence and territorial integrity."
Subsequently the President of the National Assembly handed the new scarf to the outgoing President Jocelerme Privert. The latter passed it to the President of the Republic Jovenel Moïse, becoming the 58th President of the Republic of Haiti.
The continuation of program of the day will be held at the Museum of the Haitian National Pantheon (MUPANAH) where Jovenel Moïse will make a Floral Offering to the Fathers of the Fatherland and a guided tour of the museum. Then he will go to the National Palace for a Te Deum by His Eminence Chibly Cardinal Langlois. Subsequently, the President Jovenel Moïse will address a message to the Nation. He will also have to review National Police units.
The Heads of State present will be at the end of the ceremony conducted in the President's private apartments in the National Palace. The President of the Republic, accompanied by the Prime Minister and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, will have a meeting with each of the Heads of State and Government. He will then return to MUPANAH where a lunch will be offered in honor of the Heads of Foreign Delegation and their spouse by the President and First Lady of the Republic.