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Haiti - Politic : The extraordinary session in Parliament promises to be stormy...
05/01/2015 09:40:19

Haiti - Politic : The extraordinary session in Parliament promises to be stormy...
Following the request of convocation of the National Assembly in extraordinary session sent by the President Martelly to Senator Simon Dieuseul Desras, President of the National Assembly, the latter informed and convened the Senator this Monday, January 5, 2015, at 11 a.m. precisely https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-12853-haiti-politic-convocation-of-the-national-assembly-in-extraordinary-session.html

The agenda is loaded and several tensions and problems are already expected. In first point the ratification of the amendments to the electoral law. Remember that this law passed by the Lower House April 1, 2014, saw a Senate Commission propose nearly 30 new amendments https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-11755-haiti-politic-the-senators-propose-29-amendments-to-the-electoral-law.html
provoking the blocking of the ratification of the framework law essential to the organization of the forthcoming elections.

First big problem out divergences on the amendments, according to the Constitution, the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) needs to prepare this legislation with amendments. But according to the recommendations of the Presidential Advisory Commission https://www.haitilibre.com/docs/Rapport-Final-de-La-Commission-Consultative-Presidentielle.pdf that recommended the formation of a new Electoral Council, members of the current CEP handed in block their resignation https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-12765-haiti-flash-resignation-of-9-cep-advisers.html

If elected officials vote the amendments to the electoral law in the absence of the CEP, this ratification will be a new sprain to the Constitution and the likely source of new challenges...

It is also planned to the agenda, the presentation and ratification of the General Policy of the Prime Minister, Evans Paul. If the personality of Evans Paul is not called into question, the choice process is particularly challenged by the President of the Senate, who said that the appointment of Evans Paul as Prime Minister, did not have his consent, nor of the senators, nor political parties https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-12814-haiti-news-some-news-here-and-there.html . Furthermore, we have learned that the Prime Minister installation that could have taken place this Monday, after its ratification, was postponed to a later date, according to the National Palace, without explanation

Other important item on the agenda that promises to be difficult the vote on the Bill on the establishment, organization and functioning of the National Fund for Education allowing the use these funds intended for the education. Recall that after the launch of the FNE in May 2011, the Lower House passed the bill in August 2012 after amendments and sent to the Senate for ratification in the same terms, before its promulgation in the official newspaper "Le Moniteur". For the past 28 months, its ratification in the Senate is still waiting... the Senators are demanding to know upstream how much money has already been placed in the fund and if some of the money placed in the Central Bank, was eventually spent, information according to their mean, would never have been given.

Recall that in July 2013, the Prime Minister, Laurent Lamothe, Simon Dieuseul Desras, President of the Senate and Jean Tholbert Alexis, then President of the Chamber of Deputies, had presented to the population the priority bills https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-8941-haiti-politic-priority-bills-to-the-legislative-agenda.html including that of the FNE that were high on the legislative agenda. What did not prevent senators to totally ignore this priority.

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