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Haiti - FLASH : President Cantave apologizes for «the hideous spectacle» in the Senate
16/05/2019 09:01:00

Haiti - FLASH : President Cantave apologizes for «the hideous spectacle» in the Senate
Wednesday, Senator Carl Murat Cantave, Speaker of the Upper House, in a press conference in Parliament, apologized for the disorder and violence caused by his colleagues Tuesday https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-27730-haiti-flash-violence-in-the-senate-the-opposition-wins-a-2nd-victory-the-pm-ratification-postponed.html to block the process of ratification of the Prime Minister and his cabinet "I present an apology to all those who have been struck by this hideous spectacle that the Senate has presented [...] It is inadmissible and unacceptable for the Senate to offer such a spectacle."

Adding "I am not able to say when will resume the session that is suspended, because there is a set of elements and factors that we must measure before we talk about session because there has been a failure twice and there is not to be a third."

Regarding the physical opposition made to Prime Minister Lapin to access the platform to present his General Policy, Cantave said "[...] you were able to hear when I said 'Let's move on to point 3'. Item 3 was the point on the presentation of the report to be presented by the Commission. I do not know how the PM did to get on the platform [...] He was not asked to climb the platform to present his policy statement."

Returning to the subject of the conflict, namely the grouping of portfolios and the reduction in the number of ministers, he said "[...] After 4:30 of discussion time on the number of ministries, the number of ministries, the number of ministers and I was the President of the Senate and as such, I have in my hands the law, the Constitution and the regulations. I can not hang on with a group or another group. I decide according to the law," stating "A Minister may occupy several ministries as required by law. In this sense, the order was in conformity. The law of December 8, 2016 did not repeal the article"denying the attempt of senators of the opposition to believe the opposite...

Senator Antonio Chéramy, aka "Don Kato" (VERITE), one of the leaders of the two-time failure, of the Prime Minister's General Policy Ratification Session and his Cabinet "regrets absolutely nothing" justifying his action and that of these colleagues of the opposition "We fight a fight for the respect of the rights of the Haitian people". He continues to refuse the accumulation of portfolios but especially he rejects the presence of Minister renewed he considers not qualified to occupy a function of Minister citing as an example the Ministry of Health that of Justice and that of the Economy and Finance...

For his part, in the shadows, Me André Michel, the spokesman of the radical opposition called "democratic and popular" is pleased by the 2nd time the strategy of disruption and blockage used in the Senate by the 4 senators Opposition: Evalière Beauplan (PONT); Antonio Cheramy (VERITE), Ricard Pierre (Piti Dessalin) and Nenel Cassy (Famni Lavalas).

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