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Haiti - FLASH : Installation of the Provisional President Jocelerme Privert
14/02/2016 16:42:36

Haiti - FLASH : Installation of the Provisional President Jocelerme Privert
Sunday afternoon at the National Palace took place the installation ceremony of the Provisional President of Haiti, Jocelerme Privert, who was elected and sworn in early this morning following a meeting in National Assembly that lasted more than 12 hours http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-16595-haiti-flash-jocelerme-privert-provisional-president-of-haiti.html ; in the presence of Prime Minister Paul Evans, members of the Government, Ministers, Secretary of State, Members of Parliament senators and deputies, members of various political parties, Mildred Aristide, Aristide's wife, accompanied by the Coordinator Fanmi Lavalas of Dr. Maryse Narcisse, Simon Dieuseul Desras, of Me Newton Saint Juste, Mathias Pierre, a member of the G8, Ambassador Edmond Bocchit, permanent Representative of Haiti to the Organization of American States (OAS) , members of the business sector, chamber of commerce representatives, representatives of the popular sectors of the civil society, personalities of the diplomatic corps (France, USA, Europe, Dominican Republic...), the press local and foreign etc... was installed in office as the 57th President of Haiti and the 6th interim president since the fall of Duvalier.

To begin was read the decree proclaiming the citizen Jocelerme Privert elected provisional President of the Republic. Then there was a blessing. All guests standing in a semicircle in front of the podium, listened he speech of President Jocelerme Privert who declard :

"[...]

I would first like to extend my sincere thanks to the parliamentarians colleagues who have testified to me their confidence by raising me to the dignity of provisional President of the Republic in this critical time in our history of free people engaged in combat daily and tireless for the sovereignty, dignity and progress.

I would also like on this occasion to salute the vital forces of the nation, all sectors in one way or another that have contributed positively to the step of crisis exit [...]

Our citizen behavior of these last weeks [...] have convinced us that we can and must astonish the world by our determination, our lucidity and especially our sense of human dignity.

Us, we must thank the former President Joseph Michel Martelly, Prime Minister Paul Evans, members of government, parliamentarians who have tackled to the patriotic task of consensus research and find a solution to this crisis that threatened even the foundations of our young democracy, we have shown that we can transcend our differences, our quarrels in favor of the public interest.

Thank you alos to policy makers, civil society, human rights organizations, the international community, who accompanied the responsible of public authorities in search of the solution to the benefit of our country, through a fruitful and constructive dialogue which opened the way for the resolution of this crisis.

The successful experience will serve us as a model and stimuli to grow and institutionalize this value of the constant exchange, constant and continuous, systemic and renewed every day.

Haitian people,

We should welcome the peaceful and inclusive nature of this new step in resolving the crisis. Our patience has been severely tested this past few days but our tolerance output reinforced.

We will continue to strive to uphold the Constitution and laws of the Republic, protect and consolidate the republican institutions, to ensure the continued protection of the general interest, to better protect freedom, equality and fraternity, cornerstone of the overhaul of citizenship, social ties of our rule of law.

Haitian people,

My presidency should be part of the logic of the need to return to Constitutional normality [...]"


Listen the full speech :


Then President Jocelerme Privert was invited down to the end of the driveway to hear the presidential anthem for the first time in its status of Provisional President of the Republic.

SL/ HaitiLibre


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