Haiti’s Prime Minister, Jean-Henry Céant has outlined a series of measures, including a decrease in the price of basic commodities, as the government moves to end the violent demonstrations that have claimed the lives of at least seven people and calls for President Jovenel Moise to step down from office.

In a 20 minute television broadcast on Saturday night, Céant said there would be a 30 percent cut in the national budget allocation to the office of the Prime Minister and that he is also suggesting that the Presidency and the Parliament do the same.

In addition, the Prime Minister said there would be the abolition of all the “unnecessary privileges of senior state officials’ such as fuel costs, phone cards, travel abroad, amount of consultants on files and reconsideration of providing them with a second residence.

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