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Haiti - FLASH : Failure of the Political Conference for a way out of the crisis
02/02/2020 10:24:02

Haiti - FLASH : Failure of the Political Conference for a way out of the crisis
After 3 long days of intense talking to the participants of the second political conference to find a way out of the crisis held at the nunciature (the diplomatic seat of the Vatican in Haiti), failed for the second time https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-29551-haiti-flash-crisis-failure-of-the-mediation-to-the-apostolic-nunciature.html to find an agreement for a solution to end the crisis. It was on the disagreement over the reduction of the mandate of President Jovenel Moïse that this conference concluded late at night from Friday to Saturday. Resignation of the Head of State, reduction of the presidential mandate, Government of consensus https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-29905-haiti-politic-2nd-day-at-the-nunciature-still-very-far-from-a-political-agreement.html these positions, already the subject of lively exchanges on the second day, remained unresolved, each remaining essentially on its positions.

Attended these meetings were representatives of President Moïse (Rénald Lubérice, Secretary General of the Council of Ministers and advisers Jessy Ménos and Jude Charles Faustin), signatories of the Kinam agreement (moderate opposition RDNP, KONA, INIFOS and Palmiste), 3 out of 5 signatories to the Marriott agreement (radical opposition : Mache Kontre, civil society, the Democratic Bloc) and leaders of independent political parties

Negotiations that took place in the presence of observers including, among others : the Protestant Federation, the Conference of Bishops of the Catholic Church, the Conference of Rectors and Presidents of Haitian universities, Helen La Lime, Special Representative of the Secretary General of United Nations, Cristobal Dupouy of the Organization of American States (OAS) and members of the international community...

At the end of these 3 days of negotiations, the Core Group (composed of Helen La Lime, the Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations, the Ambassadors of Germany, Brazil, Canada, Spain, the States - United States, France, the European Union and the OAS Special Representative "regrets that the participants in the discussions were unable to reach an agreement despite their efforts."

The members of the Core Group "reiterate their support to the institutions of the State and the Haitian people, the members of the group invite the entire political class and the various sectors of Haitian society to take their responsibility in the face of the challenges that are affecting the country. The Core Group stands ready to support any constructive dialogue initiative that offers a real prospect for resolving the political and institutional crisis in which Haiti remains plunged."

Although the opposition (moderate and radical), the organizers, observers and the Core Group confirm the failure of the talks, Eddy Jackson Alexis, the Secretary of State for Communication, in a press release published on Saturday, sees on the contrary progress citing "[...] an agreement on the question relating to the constitution and establishment of a Constituent Assembly and the drawing up of a road map [...]" stating further "[...] the representatives of the different parties agreed to continue talks around the points of disagreement that remain with the aim of finally shaping this political understanding necessary for a peaceful and lasting resolution to the crisis. The points of disagreement relate to the adoption of a realistic timetable and a governance of consensus based on competence [...]" failing to mention other blocking points in particular the reduction of the mandate of the President...

Regarding the continuation of these talks, no date has been mentioned...

To be continued...

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