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Haiti - Politic : Rumours, statements, denials about the Prime Minister...
24/08/2011 13:46:29

Haiti - Politic : Rumours, statements, denials about the Prime Minister...
Persistent rumors suggest that steps are being taken by the President Martelly to lead to the appointment of new ministers before the inauguration of a new ministerial cabinet.

According to the Senator of West [INITE] Anacacis Jean Hector, Vice President of the Senate, the Head of State would have proposed during his meeting last Friday, to the Presidents of both houses [Rodolphe Joazil - Senate and Saurel Jacinthe - Chamber of Deputies] the renewal of outgoing Prime Minister, Jean-Max Bellerive.

"...I believe that the two Presidents of the Senate and the House of Deputies took note, but they have not committed [...] this type of procedure is unconstitutional. I think that's part of an agreement, of a consensus, that this must be done, IF it can be done [...] it is unconstitutional and that is why there is a disengagement at the level of both Houses [...] or the Head of State renews Mr. Bellerive in its functions and in this case he ask him, to file his documents, or he chose another prime minister..."

The Deputy Sorel Jacinthe, President of the Chamber of Deputies has denied the words of Senator Anacacis namely, that the President Martelly would have discussed of the reappointment of Jean-Max Bellerive to his position of Prime Minister during the meeting on Friday "Myself, President of the Chamber of Deputies and the President of the Senate, he did not tell us that."

"The essential I said and I repeat, the 1987 Constitution is clear on how the country should be headed [...] we are in a dictatorship of procedures and laws, I do not believe, that someone in the society, is ready to return to the situation before 1987, it would not be good for us."

For his part, the Senator Joazile Rudolph, President of the Senate wondered "can we take a Minister, between quotation marks, legitimate, to graft it onto to a government resigned ? I do not have that answer, I also heard the rumor, we'll see what can be done, like that we will be able to make our analysis, focus our opinion on this action."

The Senator Anacacis stresses that Mr. Bellerive is well positioned to obtain a parliamentary majority. "He has his role to play to unlock the country, he is still in office [...]" stating that Mr. Bellerive leads "a outgoing government" and not a "government resigned." [?] The Senator urged, once again, the Head of State to secure a majority in Parliament in the perspective of a sharing of responsibilities. What is, according to him the only way to secure the ratification of the Prime Minister-designate.

For his part, the Senator François Lucas Sainvil, regrets that the President Martelly has met with the minority group of Senators that are favorable to him while avoiding the dialogue with the Senators of the G16. Affirming that the majority bloc in the Senate is ready to support the choice of the President if he ecides "to cooperate..." wanting to suggest that the Head of State does not seek really to secure a majority in the Senate...

On a background of political confusion, the e presidential party "Repons Peyizan" in a press conference, asked parliamentarians to put aside their pride "to be able to reach an agreement with the President of the Republic, to establish a Government that will address the key demands of the Haitian people. [...]"

So far, no denial or clarification of the Presidency of these rumors...

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