By CBSMiami.com Team

PORT AU PRINCE (CBSMiami/AP) – Negotiations are reportedly underway to have Haitian interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph step down in the wake of the July 7 assassination of President Jovenel Moïse.

On Monday, Haiti’s elections minister Mathias Pierre said Ariel Henry will lead the country. Moïse had designated Henry to replace Joseph a day before he was killed.

The change follows a statement Saturday from a key group of international diplomats that appeared to snub Joseph, calling on Henry to form a government.

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