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Haiti's former Prime Minister and Chancellor, Claude Joseph, pledged today to continue investigations into the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, on the day of national funeral celebrations.
The foreign minister noted that the circumstances of the death leave a dark shadow over the country, but the legacy and commitment of the deceased to improving the living conditions of all Haitians will live on.
"Your belief that Haiti is best served when its people decide who represents them and when strong democratic systems hold those in power accountable will live on," Joseph wrote on his official social media account.
The national funeral of the slain president began shortly after 10:00 local time after the arrival of his widow, Martine Moïse at the family residence in Quartier-Morin, about nine kilometers from the center of Cap-Haïtien, in the far north of the country.
The former first lady arrived dressed in black, with a sling on one arm and a wide-brimmed hat, accompanied by her three children and a large security detail.
Emotional, she greeted for the last time her husband of 25 years, and kissed the flag that covers the closed coffin, where the mortal remains of the former head of state rest.