Global leaders denounced the assassination of Jovenel Moise and expressed solidarity with the people of Haiti on Wednesday.
“We reject the vile assassination of the President of Haiti, Jovenel Moise. It is a cowardly and barbaric act against the entire Haitian people. Our solidarity with the sister nation and the family of a great friend of Colombia”, Colombian President Ivan Duque Duque said in a statement. "We support institutions and democracy, and we ask the Organization of American States (OAS) for an urgent mission to protect the democratic order."
"Spain strongly condemns the assassination of the President of Haiti, Jovenel Moise. Our condolences to his family and our solidarity with the Haitian people," Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez tweeted. "We call for the unity of the political forces to find a way out of the serious crisis that the country experiences."
His UK counterpart, Boris Johnson, also expressed his shock at the "abhorrent act" and called for calm.