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Haiti - FLASH : Guy Philippe ready for armed struggle against «the anarchists»
"[...] Once again the Republic of Port-au-Prince dictated to the rest of the country what it wants, we know that in the last election there were some irregularities [...] but yet in a Republic where there are laws, rule of law [...] it is necessary that the law is respected. The law says that the only way to replace a President is is if a president resigns or if the President is in mental or physical disability, now he is not in these cases.
Everyone in the street talk of a transitional government [...] it is my duty to say that the country is in danger and it is my duty to make arrangements as responsible. I say, there are no transitional government that will help it, save it.
These are snowshoers, vagabonds, criminals who want to take power without legitimacy, legally I do not know how they will [...] but they will never have popular legitimacy, because the people that's not what it wants [...]
Senator Beauplan https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-16393-haiti-news-electoral-zapping.html called for disobedience, I request disobedience to the disobedience and from February 7, we in the Grande-Anse we will not accept any order of an illegitimate and illegal government.
Illegal because there is no law that says what's coming. Illegitimate because the people do not recognize and do not want these people.
If the nature of things it is necessary to have a transitional government, we ask that each department has a person recognized and loved that makes part of this government [...] we will not let 5-6 people in Port-au-Prince to decide the province and the day that happens, I would ask all my supporters, all my soldiers to join me, I need their help, not to make the mess, we are revolutionary, I am a revolutionary but I am not an anarchist, we will not burn schools, vehicles but we will not take their diktat under pressure [...]
I ask elections, the people ask elections, quick elections, there are no transitional government that can come lead the Grande-Anse and the South if it is not the war they want, because I, Guy Philippe I will stand before them, I will not accept them, I will not receive orders of them [...] it is clear to everyone.
Ayiti pap peri !"
No one can say with certainty what support could get Guy Philippe in his call for mobilization, but it remains popular in his stronghold of South of Grande-Anse and the highly polarized situation in the country remains highly unstable and explosive.