Presidential Transition Council

Haiti’s TPC Tasked with Restoring Stability and Democracy

Michel Patrick Boisvert, the new interim prime minister of Haiti, attended the swearing-in ceremony of the transitional council tasked with selecting Haiti’s new prime minister and cabinet in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Thursday.

A decree designated Michel Patrick Boisvert as Haiti’s interim prime minister, pending the installation of the Presidential Transition Council this Thursday to form a new government, according to a report by Listin Diario.

Before his appointment in the document dated April 24 and made public on Thursday, the newly appointed interim prime minister Michel Patrick Boisvert served as Minister of Economy and Finance from March 5, 2020, to date, as part of the government led by Ariel Henry, who resigned from office the day before.

Michel Patrick Boisvert has had a long and distinguished career at the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF), where he worked for many years. He began in the Petit-Goâve District Office, where he was born, as Western Departmental Director, from 1995 to 2010.

He was then appointed Director of Tax Inspection, a position he held from 2010 to 2018, in an increasingly tumultuous political context. Eventually, he reached the position of Director-General of the institution from 2018 to 2020.

Before starting his career at the Ministry of Economy, Boisvert was employed at the Economic Studies Directorate of the Bank of the Republic of Haiti (BRH) from 1991 to 1995.

Regarding his education, he holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting Sciences from the University of Port-au-Prince (IGC) and a diploma in Economics from the Faculty of Law and Economics (FDSE) of the State University of Haiti (UEH).

Additionally, he holds a master’s degree in economic policy management from the University of Auvergne (France) at the Center for Studies and Research on International Development (CERDI).

 

 

Boisvert will serve in office until the Presidential Transition Council, whose members were sworn in on Thursday, selects a new prime minister who will be responsible for forming a new government to lead the country towards elections in view of the inauguration of a new president on February 7, 2026.

 

 

The installation of the Presidential Transition Council is the first step towards the creation of new institutions to help overcome the crisis facing Haiti, at least at the institutional level. However, for the moment, levels of violence perpetrated by gangs have not been reduced, awaiting the arrival of the multinational mission authorized by the UN, which has yet to see the light due to a lack of international funding.

The nine members of Haiti’s Presidential Transition Council, tasked with restoring order in a country shaken by gang violence, took their oath of office this Thursday at the National Palace.

The ceremony, as reported by The Haitian Times, took place “amidst the backdrop of nearby automatic gunfire.” With the TPC now established, its activities will proceed from the Villa d’Accueil. This council is poised to take charge of the nation after a period of over 30 months under the outgoing government’s administration.

As reported by The Haitian Times, the TPC is now confronted with the formidable challenge of reinstating stability and democratic governance in Haiti. Clarens Renois, a former presidential candidate, urged the council members to confront the enduring problems of division and corruption in Haiti and concentrate on reinstating security while rejuvenating the nation’s dignity and democratic structures.

“On Thursday,” Renois stated, “the members of the TPC must rise above themselves and confront the longstanding Haitian challenges of division and corruption. The TPC’s objective is to reestablish security and restore our dignity and democratic institutions.”

In a Daily Press briefing issued by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on April 24, updates on the humanitarian situation in Haiti were provided. Despite the ongoing volatility, UN colleagues remain committed to assisting those affected by recent violence.

The World Food Programme (WFP) and its partners distributed 3,000 hot meals to displaced individuals in Port-au-Prince, along with 216,000 school lunches containing locally sourced vegetables, and 5,000 food rations in the southern regions.

The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) continue to bolster healthcare services, particularly in maternal health care, across three hospitals in the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area. Essential medical equipment and supplies have been delivered, and both agencies have expanded their support to address urgent needs in sexual and reproductive health.

 


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