Members of Haiti’s transitional presidential council have pledged to restore public and democratic order in the country.

The pledge was signed by eight members of the nine-member council, a clear signal the council may soon assume its official duties.

Among its first acts will be to appoint a new Prime Minister.

The council members noted that as soon as they are officially installed, they would help put Haiti back on the path of democratic legitimacy, stability and dignity.

The pledge comes nearly a month after gangs began targeting key government infrastructure across the capital, Port-au-Prince.