Maria Isabel Salvador, the Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations and number one of BINUH, met with journalists this Friday, June 9. The boss of BINUH took the opportunity to explain the role of the institution she leads and to give her position on several subjects.
Madame Salvador justified her support for Ariel Henry, who has been in power for almost 2 years, without a mandate and without a specific plan.
According to her, because Mr. Henry was appointed by an elected president, he enjoys a certain legitimacy. “Ariel Henry leads a transitional government towards the realization of elections. He was appointed by President Moïse before his death. This gives it a certain legitimacy.
It is important for the United Nations to support this “small institutionality”. This is why we want to continue our work on the basis of the agreement of December 21. This is as legit as possible right now. We support and accompany the government in the process to arrive at the elections in order to restore full democracy in Haiti,” said Maria Isabel Salvador.