Haiti - Politic : The Senators put an end to the debate on the Constitution...
Simon Dieuseul Desras, who read the resolution, clarified "there is unanimity around the question of the resumption of sessions in Assembly to the Senate of the Republic, from this Thursday, July 5, 2010. On the issue of strategic development plan there is no objection, senators have seen that they must deepen their reflections. Unanimity has not been made around the question of the amendment [constitutional], but there is a majority who ruled in favor of the continuity of the process [...]"
Text of the resolution of Senators :
"1, 2 and 3 July 2012 the senators of the Republic met in retreat at Club Indigo for the purpose of reaching a consensus for a better functioning of body. Over the two days of work, were discussed a range of issues including the functioning of Senate, the socio-economic development, the need for a strategic development plan for the long term,the national budget, the relationship of the Superior Courts of Accounts with the Parliament and the constitutional amendment.
After fruitful discussions, it was agreed to :
1 - Resume the sessions in Assembly to the Senate of the Republic from Thursday, July 5, 2010, 10:30 am [no meetings have taken place since May 10, date of departure of 10 members] ;
2 - Continue the consultation between the senators, around the national strategic development plan ;
3 - Initiate a new declaration of amendment at the end of this legislature, following the shortcomings found in the constitutional law amending the Constitution of 1987, published June 19, 2012.
Given to Montrouis uesday, July 3, 2012"
The Senator Steven Benoît, who signed the resolution declared "there are important issues that the parliamentarians must work on them hence the need to close debate on the amendment of the Constitution [...] despite the shortcomings found and denounced [...]"
For his part, the Senator Jean William Jeanty, who refused to sign the resolution, predicts dark days and a new crisis for the country, calling the resolution of "demagogic", asserting that the particular interests are winning over the general interest of the Nation.