Another episode in the history of the benighted country,
Haiti Leader Departs to Make Way for Interim Government. Parliament plans to choose a provisional president in the coming days
President Michel Martelly has made his farewell address to Haiti as he leaves office with no successor yet chosen.
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A last-minute deal forged by Martelly and lawmakers is designed to prevent an institutional vacuum. It says an interim government will rule until an elected leader takes office May 14.
Haiti ranks 81st in the 2015 Human Freedom Index.