Who is Jovenel Moise?
Jovenel Moïse born on 26 June 1968 was a Haitian entrepreneur and politician who was President of Haiti from 2017 until his assassination in 2021. Final official results had shown him as the selected winner of the November 2016 election. In 2019, political unrest and calls for his resignation became a crisis.
In the early morning of 7 July 2021 he and his wife, Martine, were assassinated at during an attack on their private residence. Interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph succeeded him.
Haiti President Jovenel Moïse assassinated at home
Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated after a group of unidentified people attacked his private residence, the country’s interim prime minister said in a statement Wednesday.
Moïse’s wife, First Lady Martine Moïse, is hospitalised, interim Premier Claude Joseph said.
Joseph condemned what he called a “hateful, inhumane and barbaric act,” adding that Haiti’s National Police and other authorities had the situation in the Caribbean country under control.
The killing late Tuesday comes amid deepening political and economic stability and a spike in gang violence.
Jovenel Moïse Biography, Wiki
Jovenel Moïse was born in Trou du Nord, Nord-Est, Haiti on 26 June 1968. In July 1974, his family moved to Port-au-Prince, where he continued his primary studies at École Nationale Don Durélin, and followed up with his secondary studies first at Lycée Toussaint Louverture, and then at Centre Culturel du Collège Canado-Haïtien. In 1996, he married his classmate, Martine Marie Etienne Joseph. That same year, they left the capital and established in Port-de-Paix to develop rural areas.
Moïse was awarded the Order of Brilliant Jade with Grand Cordon by the President of Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen, in May 2018. Tsai commended the economic initiatives undertaken by Moïse’s government.
|Born||26 June 1968|
|Died||7 July 2021 (aged 53)|
|Cause of death||Gunshot wounds|
|Political party||Tèt Kale|
|Spouse(s)||Martine Moïse(m. 1996; their deaths 2021)|
Jovenel Moïse Career
In 2015, President Michel Martelly designated Moïse as the presidential candidate of the political party Martelly founded, the Haitian Tèt Kale Party (PHTK). In his campaign, Moïse promoted bio-ecological agriculture as an economic engine for Haiti, whose population is over 50% rural. He also expressed support for policies pursued by Martelly: universal education and health care, energy reform, rule of law, the creation of sustainable jobs, environmental protection, and development of Haiti as a destination for ecotourism and agritourism.
Moïse received 32.8% of votes in the first round of the 2015 elections held on 15 October 2015, qualifying for a runoff with the second-place finisher, Jude Célestin. However, an exit poll conducted by the Haiti Sentinel showed Moïse receiving only 6% of the vote, and many observers called the results fraudulent. Thousands of people took to the streets in violent protest, forcing the postponement of the runoff election.
On 27 November 2016, election officials said Moïse had won the 2016 election in the first round based on preliminary results, with an estimated voter turnout of 21%. On 7 February 2021, Jovenel Moïse faced challenges to his mandate, from opposition leaders who believed that Moïse’s mandate should end from the date of the inconclusive 2015 elections. However, in February 2016 special elections were held to install Jocelerme Privert as interim President until new elections could be held.
At the presidential level for the November 2016 elections, Jovenel Moïse of PHTK came in first place with 55.67 percent of the vote. Moïse secured the presidency without having to compete in a second-round election. In second, third, and fourth place were Jude Celestin of LAPEH with 19.52 percent, Jean-Charles Moïse of the Platfom Pitit Dessalines (PPD) with 11.04 percent, and Maryse Narcisse of Fanmi Lavalas (FL) with 8.99 percent. Jovenel Moïse was sworn in on 7 February 2017 for a five-year term.
With little investment capital, Moïse launched his first business in Port-de-Paix, JOMAR Auto Parts, still in operation today. That same year, he began development of an agricultural project of organic banana production from a plantation extending to over 25 acres of land in the Nord-Ouest department.
In 2001, Moïse partnered with Culligan to start a drinking water plant for distribution to the Nord-Ouest and Nord-Est departments. In 2012, he founded AGRITRANS SA, introduced the agricultural project NOURRIBIO to Trou du Nord, and helped create Haiti’s first agricultural free trade zone, a 2,500-acre banana plantation in Nord-Est. This project was supposed to export bananas to Germany, for the first time since 1954; however, only two containers were ever sent. This nonetheless led him to be nicknamed Nèg Bannann (Banana Man). Agritrans intended to create about 3,000 jobs; however, it created only 600 jobs by March 2015.
Haiti President Jovenel Moïse Assassination
On 7 July 2021, Moïse was killed when unidentified gunmen attacked his residence in Pèlerin 5, a district of Pétion-Ville. Martine Moïse, the First Lady of Haiti, was hospitalized due to wounds sustained during the attack. A press release issued later that day from the office of acting Prime Minister Claude Joseph blamed the attack on “a group of unidentified individuals, some of whom spoke in Spanish”.
Dominican President Luis Abinader closed the border with Haiti and convened an urgent meeting of military commanders in response to the assassination.
Jovenel Moïse FAQ’s
Who was Jovenel Moïse?
Jovenel Moïse (26 June 1968 – 7 July 2021) was a Haitian entrepreneur and politician who was President of Haiti from 2017 until his assassination in 2021.
Who is Jovenel Moïse Wife?
Jovenel Moïse wife name is Martine Moïse.
Is Jovenel Moïse Dead?
Yes Jovenel Moïse is dead. He died due to gunshot wounds.
How many Kids do Jovenel Moïse have?
Jovenel Moïse have 3 children with his wife Maritine Moïse.
is Martine Moïse Dead?
Martine Moïse is hospitalized and is in a critical situation because of the gunshot wounds.