Haiti PM says govt plans to hold elections as soon as possible

FILE PHOTO: Haitian designated Prime Minister Ariel Henry arrives at a ceremony in the National Pantheon Museum in honor of late Haitian President Jovenel Moise, in Port-au-Prince

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Haiti's new Prime Minister Ariel Henry on Wednesday said the government plans to create conditions for the Caribbean nation to hold elections as swiftly as possible following the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse earlier this month.

"The mission of this government is to prepare the conditions to hold the elections as quickly as possible," said Henry, during a speech to media in the capital Port-au-Prince.

Henry did not specify a date for the elections.

(Reporting by Andre Paultre and Dave Graham in Port-au-Prince; Writing by Drazen Jorgic)

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