Haiti - Politic : Journalist Delva ironizes at his colleagues who contest the end of their mandate
Open letter from Joseph Guyler C. Delva :
"It is sad to see former parliamentarians, visibly struck by a frenzied fad of power, going so far as to embrace idiocy to defend a mandate which had no merit in view of the balance sheet dragged by 50th legislature, now obsolete.
This desperate endeavor on the part of 7 deposed senators, with the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP), to try to save a mandate that they themselves drowned in the unfathomable depths of their intransigence, is doomed to failure.
Knowledge of the dispute between these former legislators and President Jovenel Moïse unfortunately comes from an authority created by the amended 1987 constitution, but never put in place by the competent authorities. It is the Constitutional Council.
The Senator Sénatus invoked the exclusive status of the CEP as litigation of all the disputes raised during the organization of the elections and the application of the electoral law, but it is within the framework of the course of the process and the formalities to be completed with a view to taking the oath and taking office of elected officials, in particular. While the present case concerns parliamentarians whose term has expired, at least according to the interpretation of President Jovenel Moïse of the constitution and the text that governed the organization of the poll in question.
The CEP or an ordinary court does not have jurisdiction to hear such a case which arises against the background of a constitutional dispute. In the worst case, the President could have been tried by the High Court of Justice if he had been charged with the crime of high treason (violation of the constitution). Formality impossible, since there is currently no legislature in office.
Faced with this state of affairs, the decision of the Head of State to note the lapse of the 50th legislature, rightly or wrongly, will prevail. And it was the downfall of many of these whining senators who, to a large extent, offered Jovenel Moïse the opportunity to lead by decree, and this could be avoided.
Gentlemen, stop making fun of yourself! You'd better find a political agreement with Mr. Moïse or make yourself forgotten, if only for a short time. Because you, political protagonists of all stripes, have plunged the country into absolute shit. What would be the interest of the Republic in the dishonor and unworthiness that you personify.
Joseph Guyler C. Delva."
Furthermore, after their complaint to the CEP, the protesting senators say they want to multiply actions to reverse this decision and return to Parliament. So on Friday, several of these senators met Hellen La Lime, the head of the United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH) to explain their position. They also intend to file a complaint with the Organization of American States (OAS) and Caricom to denounce what they describe as "violation of democratic principles".
Concerning the measures contained in the memorandum of the Director General of Immigration and Emigration concerning the strengthening of the control of personalities traveling with an official or diplomatic passport https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-29785-haiti-flash-reinforced-surveillance-for-the-trips-of-holders-of-official-or-diplomatic-passports.html , Senator Sénatus has declared that he will file a lawsuit to preserve his rights and have access to the Parliament, https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-29768-haiti-politic-senators-blocked-election-of-a-new-bureau.html still considering themselves as a Senator in office, despite the announcement Presidential who says otherwise.
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