This Caribbean Nation Gets An Interim President

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Newly elected Haitian Provisional President Jocelerme Privert speaks at the installation ceremony in the National Palace in Port-au-Prince on February 14, 2016. (Photo credit: HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)

By NAN Staff Writer

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Newly elected Haitian Provisional President Jocelerme Privert speaks at the installation ceremony in the National Palace in Port-au-Prince on February 14, 2016. (Photo credit: HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Feb. 16, 2016: After a week of being President-less, the Caribbean nation of Haiti has a new President.

 Former Parliamentary head, Jocelerme Privert, 63, was sworn in on Sunday as the interim president, a week after President Michel Martelly left office without a successor after failed elections.

Privert was also former interior minister under former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

A new round of elections in Haiti is set to  take place on April 24, with the elected winner to be installed on May 14.