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Haiti - Inauguration : Michel Martelly, 56th President of Haiti
14/05/2011 10:43:14

Haiti - Inauguration : Michel Martelly, 56th President of Haiti
Before receiving the presidential sash, the President-elect Michel Joseph Martelly, had made solemn the oath "I swear before God and the Nation, to faithfully observe the Constitution and laws of the Republic, to respect and enforce the rights of the Haitian people, to work to the greatness of the Fatherland, to maintain the National Independence and territorial integrity."

Then, the outgoing President René Garcia Préval handed the presidential sash to the President of the National Assembly, the Senator Jean Rodolphe Joazile, which has given it to President elected Joseph Michel Martelly, who thus becomes the 56th President of Haiti.

A ceremony that took place partially in a semi-darkness due to a power outage...

See also :
http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-2955-haiti-inauguration-first-speech-to-the-nation-of-president-michel-martelly.html
http://www.haitilibre.com/article-2954-haiti-investiture-les-moments-les-plus-importants-du-te-deum.html (in french)
http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-2957-haiti-inauguration-important-moments-of-the-speech-of-michel-martelly.html

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