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The opposition is already branding Moise's mandate as a "de facto government" while the far-right cabinet works on a new constitution draft.
The Haitian government insists on carrying on a constitutional referendum to extend Jovenel Moise's presidency until 2022 amid a wave of social unrest. The opposition has remarked that his mandate ends on February 7.
Since last week there has been a wave of protests strongly suppressed by the police. On January 21, the protests reached the U.S. Embassy, which has supported Moise's government. The demonstrators also denounced a critical lack of food, fuel, and widespread corruption within the government.