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Jovenel Moise sworn in as Haiti's new president

  • Haiti's President Jovenel Moise sits with his wife Martine during his swearing-in ceremony at Parliament in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday Feb. 7, 2017. Moise was sworn-in as president for the next five years after a bruising two-year election cycle, inheriting a struggling economy and a deeply divided society. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

    Haiti's President Jovenel Moise sits with his wife Martine during his swearing-in ceremony at Parliament in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday Feb. 7, 2017. Moise was sworn-in as president for the next five years after a bruising two-year election cycle, inheriting a struggling economy and a deeply divided society. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)  (The Associated Press)

  • Haiti's President Jovenel Moise leaves Parliament with his wife Martine after being sworn-in, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday Feb. 7, 2017. Moise was sworn as president for the next five years after a bruising two-year election cycle, inheriting a struggling economy and a deeply divided society. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

    Haiti's President Jovenel Moise leaves Parliament with his wife Martine after being sworn-in, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday Feb. 7, 2017. Moise was sworn as president for the next five years after a bruising two-year election cycle, inheriting a struggling economy and a deeply divided society. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)  (The Associated Press)

  • Haiti's President Jovenel Moise hugs his wife Martine after being sworn-in at Parliament in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday Feb. 7, 2017. Moise was sworn as president for the next five years after a bruising two-year election cycle, inheriting a struggling economy and a deeply divided society. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

    Haiti's President Jovenel Moise hugs his wife Martine after being sworn-in at Parliament in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday Feb. 7, 2017. Moise was sworn as president for the next five years after a bruising two-year election cycle, inheriting a struggling economy and a deeply divided society. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)  (The Associated Press)

Jovenel Moise has been sworn in as Haiti's president for the next five years after a bruising two-year election cycle.

Moise took the oath of office Tuesday in a Parliament chamber packed with Haitian lawmakers and foreign dignitaries from countries including the U.S., Venezuela and France.

The entrepreneur from northern Haiti smiled slightly as the Senate leader slipped a red and blue presidential sash over his left shoulder.

Moise will outline his government's priorities in a speech later Tuesday.

He won a November election redo with 55 percent, but his critics assert he didn't gain a mandate because only 21 percent of voters went to the polls. 

The election victory came more than a year after Moise topped an initial vote that was eventually thrown out amid suspicions of fraud.