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Haiti - Politic : Press conference of Michel Martelly
27/04/2011 11:25:24

Haiti - Politic : Press conference of Michel Martelly
Yesterday, President Michel Martelly, back from his travel to Miami held a press conference in a hotel of Pétion ville, to make the point on his displacement and make a few clarifications "I traveled to begin opening the doors to ensure that when we begin our work on 14 May, our work gives results. You know that the workload that they [the Preval government] have left us is very heavy [...] we know that the work is difficult but with the people, we will give good results, we'll work to make things come true [...] The violence must stop in Haiti to ensure that investors return. I campaigned to change the system and I guarantee that we will do all that is possible to change this system, which for over three decades is blocking the progress [...] In order to defend the nation, the interests of the nation and of the people, I will use my power, as Supreme Leader for the wellbeing of the people."

Michel Martelly retracted its announcement about the creation of a modern army https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-2808-haiti-politic-michel-martelly-wants-to-create-a-modern-army.html , discussed Monday in Miami "On the issue of national security, we say that we will create a defense force that could cost between 15 to 25 million dollars [per year]... We all know that the Minustah is an interim force, we will ask it to accompany us in the training of this national force so that people can find safety Tet Kale."

Regarding the results of disputed parliamentary elections he reiterated "my position is clear in the speech that I made ​​Thursday, April 21" https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-2788-haiti-politic-message-of-president-michel-martelly-to-the-haitian-nation.html "It is necessary that the vote of the people is respected [...] Haitian justice must establish the truth."

Michel Martelly gave few details on the funding of a fund to solve the problem of access to primary education [free] https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-2813-haiti-education-martelly-free-education-and-the-diaspora.html . He said that his government will charge a fee of 5 cents on all international calls to Haiti. All phone companies in Haiti have already agreed and this will be effective from June 1st.

On the other hand, he indicated that his government will claim to the money transfer companies $1 on each transaction to Haiti [in addition to the participation of the Diaspora?]. Moreover, Michel Martelly mentioned the creation of a National lottery and the taxation of lottery in the country.

Affirming support the Haitian diaspora, Michel Martelly has assured that his government will respond to the demands of the latter, "The diaspora request the dual nationality, we will give it" promising a constitutional amendment to that effect before he took office on May 14. "It demand the security to return to the country, we will accede to its request"


If it is true that the intentions of the various political actors "seem in favor" to the amendment of the Constitution concerning the dual citizenship, the party is not yet won. Although last Saturday, Sen. Joseph Lambert, Coordinator of the platform INITE, stated "We are at a crossroads that requires unity and solidarity" promising that the majority group would work with the executive to take the country forward and correct any abuse whatever the origin... The amendment of the constitution is a source of disagreement within INITE.

Joseph Lambert and the Senator elected Steven Benoît (Alternative) recall that the legislators will have to vote the proposal the proposition os amendment article by article. The two men disagree on the legality of the process of declaration of amendment. Mr. Benoît, regrets the lack of discussion during the vote on the proposition of amendment submitted by the President Préval, the Senator Benoît which asserts that the the proposals have, however, been widely debated.

In addition, the Senator regrets that several versions of these amendments are in circulation "We must refer to the document published by the official gazette, Le Moniteur" insists the Senator, noting that 50 items are involved and that he plans to vote some of them, including that relating to dual nationality.

The debates are likely to be animated during the sessions in the Senate, especially as INITE, has only a simple majority. By themselves the 17 senators of INITE are not able to ratify the propositions of amendment because the constitution requires a two thirds majority.

Concerning his presidential agenda, Michel Martelly declared "I think this week I'll be in Santo Domingo. "

HL/ HaitiLibre

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