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Haiti - CEP : The agreement signed Monday, divides the political class...
27/12/2012 11:46:28

Haiti - CEP : The agreement signed Monday, divides the political class...
The agreement signed Monday between the Executive and the Legislative Power on a "College Transitional of Permanent Electoral Council", divides the political leaders. If, for some it is a good thing, for others, we are far to out the crisis.

The Deputy Guy Gérard Georges has welcomed the agreement which will allow the realization of the next elections, for him, whatever the name given to the Council, what is important is that the voting is done in an honest and credible way.

For the former electoral adviser Rosemond Pradel, Secretary General of the Fusion of Social Democrats, the agreement is good. "This is a halt to the executive. One made ​​him realize that he is not the only power. This is a democratic lesson in accordance with the laws of this country [...] this agreement will allow the holding of elections in the year 2013 [...]"

The Deputy Clément Dupner Spokesman of the block Parliamentarians for institutional stability (PRI) said that by signing this agreement, there is a step towards the resolution of the crisis. That is, a personal opinion, the PRI did not yet officially commented on this agreement.

However, there are those that criticize and openly express their disagreement.

Saurel Jacinthe, former president of the lower house, has described the agreement of tract, since neither the signature of President Martelly nor those of the Presidents of the two Chambers are at the bottom of this agreement...

The Senator Jean-Charles Moïse, considers that this is the starting point of a electoral masquerade, it is a blank check signed to the President Martelly, to enable him to take control of the CEP and calls for action to defeat this agreement...

Several parliamentarians are questioning on the reasons that led Senator Jean William Jeanty to sign this agreement, and accused him of pursuing ulterior objectives...

The Deputy Eloune Doréus of the Organization of Struggling People (OPL), believes that the agreement is a farce "It will not lead to the establishment of the structure to organize the next elections. It can not resolve the crisis resulting from the formation of the Electoral Council criticized [...]"

Paul Denis, board member of the political platform INITE, said according to his personal opinion, that this agreement is full of disagree... According to him, this agreement does not guarantee the credibility of the electoral process "The problem is not the name of the institution, but its credibility [...]"

Levaillant Louis-Jeune, President of the Lower House refused to endorse the agreement and called the political class to take action to to defeat it "This MOU is a non-agreement," he declared on the air of a local radio, according to him, this agreement will not resolve the crisis, but rather will exacerbate it.

In addition, he questioned the good faith of the Executive "[...] the holding of elections is not on the agenda of the Head of State. His goal is to make obsolete the Parliament to govern by decree [...] With the signing of such a document, we have made steps back." For him the problem in the Senate to appoint its representatives to the Electoral Council remains unsolved...

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